Our Exemplars, Poor and Rich

Our Exemplars, Poor and Rich

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... Boston, he opened a sewing school for coloured women, to which he gave much personal superintendence, and speaks of it as "a great pet" with him. 'Ministry at Large, ' pp. 107--109. He employed his leisure in the compilation of his book, "The Ministry at Large," in which he set down the results of his experience in the mission he instituted. These results are, as he says in a letter to a friend, "the great check given to mendicity, and the generally improved condition of the poor, which are felt and acknowledged here by those who take note of moral causes and effects." This work he was able to finish before his death, which occurred April 20th, 1840. He was buried in the beautiful cemetery of Mount Auburn, Boston, where a monument was raised to his memory, to which many of the poor contributed subscriptions. "It is a testimony of grateful remembrance from the churches, of devoted Christian philanthropy and high Christian worth; but his noblest monument is the Ministry, with which hia name must ever be associated." ROBERT STEPHENSON. "Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war!" and as we are continually being reminded that our England is not a military power, let us pay due homage to those bloodless conquerors, who have blessed the earth by their campaigns, and have left no land sorrowing for their victories. Steam and iron are our Potosi and Golconda--our nerve and force; and our Brunels and Stephensons are the greatest Titans: --"These England's arms of conquests are The trophies of her bloodless war--Brave weapons these: With these she weaves, she spins, she tills, Pierces the everlasting hills, And spans the seas." Robert Stephenson, born at Willington, Northumberland, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940482
  • 9781236940483