R. Cecil, Earl of Danby Volume 5

R. Cecil, Earl of Danby Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...chaplain observed that " God had given to his ministers a power to preach remission of sins, and that, according to that faith and repentance which he saw in the dying man, God did certify him by him (the chaplain) that he was in a state of salvation."--" Then," quoth my lord," you have a power."--" I answered," says Mr. Bowles," Yes."--" From whence? "--" From the church by imposition of hands."--" From whence has the church this power? "--The clergyman answered, " From Christ."--" Oh! that is my comfort; then I faible et delicat; maia par la force de son courage invincible, nous ne laissons pas d'avoir esperance de sa guerison, bien qu'elle soit longue et difficile." Wiifwood, iii. 363. Phil. L 23, 24. am happy." On Saturday, the 23d of May, the party left Lacock for Marlborough, and on the next day, after having prayed, and apparently in the act of prayer, Robert Cecil sank down and breathed his last, ' without groan, or sigh, or struggling." It is probable that the near approach of death, and the presence of the chaplain, who now constantly attended him, excited his particular attention to religion: of his private habits, in the previous part of his life, there are no reports, nor any account of him by a religious person; but it were unfair to presume that the opinions and hopes which were developed at this time, had now their first existence in his mind. It was the case perhaps of a worldly man awakened to a closer contemplation of heavenly things, but not of an unbeliever or a reprobate, called by the fear of death for the first time to think of God. Cecil had undoubtedly been anxious to bring up his children religiously; and I...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615786
  • 9781236615787