Thoughts in the Evening of Life, a Sketch of the Life of H. Grey, and Passages from the Diary of Mrs. [M.] Grey

Thoughts in the Evening of Life, a Sketch of the Life of H. Grey, and Passages from the Diary of Mrs. [M.] Grey

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...when the force of the general opinion of all the rational and right-minded will carry the day; and nothing is more gratifying, amid the present decay of good morals through intemperance, than the specimen, on a limited scale, which this invitation has called out. The sound sense, the effective piety, the full information, with good taste and power of conveying their ideas among the writers, show a high state of intelligence and mental cultivation in the class from which the essays have proceeded, --so that where the sin has most abounded is found the instrument for its counter-action." "What happy providences," she remarks, after giving a sketch of the lives of some of the writers, "bring most of us at some time in contact with others of a superior nature, or, without natural superiority, having the moral sympathy which attracts and imparts influence. It is not probably the wisest or greatest of those I have known, from whom I have learned the most; but those who took the greatest interest in me;--not those far advanced beyond me in knowledge, but those who were so much before me as to like to bring me up to them. O that I could be to others what some of the good and faithful I have known have been to me, --whose words were as nails in a sure place, not' great or sublime, but the truest and best that could then be spoken. This is God's gift. He gives the words, the season, the application. Wisdom will fly off as chaff, or it will fasten so as that no hand can remove it. How many things, spoken without design by the speaker, have been permanent: how many desired to be memorable and imperishable have passed away!" Many prayers are recorded for grace to fill up the whole of life usefully, so that not one of its lessening...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611667
  • 9781236611666