True Greatness

True Greatness : A Discourse on the Character of REV. Willbur Fisk, S. T. D., Late President of Wesleyan University; Delivered Before the Faculty and Students of the University, in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Middletown, Conn., Wednesday Afternoon, Apr

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Excerpt from True Greatness: A Discourse on the Character of Rev. Willbur Fisk, S. T. D., Late President of Wesleyan University; Delivered Before the Faculty and Students of the University, in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Middletown, Conn., Wednesday Afternoon, April 3d, 1839 It was at this time his intention to study law, and with that view entered the office of a highly respectable at torney. But again his circumstances embarrassed him. At the end of six months he abandoned his object, and engaged as private tutor in a gentleman's family in Ma ryland. Here he continued but a short time, not more than two years, when the rupture of a blood vessel in the lungs made it needful for him to return to his native air, Ou his way he was taken ill with a fever at Burling ton, Vt., and was brought very near to death. But the wavs of Providence are merciful. H e was spared for his own good and the benefit of many. Ou arriving at home he found a powerful revival of religion in progress, and by this means his serious impressions which had very much declined during his scholastic career were revived with greater force than ever. The complemon of his life was now entirely changed. He gave himself away to Christ, and entered upon the work of the sacred ministry, thinking of nothing but to be a plain, faithful and efiicient minister of the New Testament. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 73g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243184271
  • 9780243184279