Brief Memoir of Joseph John Gurney, Esq

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Fletcher, 1847 - Abolitionists - 73 pages

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Page 54 - I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me ; and the life that I now live in the flesh, is by the faith of the Son of God.
Page 73 - Exegi monumentum aere perennius Regalique situ pyramidum altius, Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens Possit diruere aut innumerabilis Annorum series et fuga temporum.
Page 73 - But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Page 28 - ... with him in those supplications for the church and the world, which he so fervently offered up. " Surely, it was none other than the house of God and the gate of heaven.
Page 44 - He knew well from his own experience that " it is more blessed to give than to receive;" and probably there was not, in all the world, a man more really happy than he was in the exercise of his personal faculties, and in the use of his various possessions. The last public meeting he ever attended, had been summoned by the District Visiting Society, in accordance with...
Page 10 - Palace-street ; and it is now a peculiarly affecting remembrance that, at the close of the engagement, a map of England and Wales, which some of the boys had drawn out, was presented to him in the name of the school, as a testimony of the respect and gratitude of the children. His affectionate heart was evidently delighted with the gift. He thanked them all most heartily ; and, alas ! for human plans and foresight, he kindly promised that all the boys should visit Earlham, some fine day in summer,...
Page 7 - Society, my situation, after I had arrived at years of discretion, was of that nature which rendered it, in rather an unusual degree, incumbent upon me to make my own choice of a particular religious course. Under these circumstances, I was led, partly by research, but chiefly, I trust, by a better guidance, to a settled preference, on my own account, of the religious profession of Friends.
Page 64 - It has furnished," says an eye-witness, " the principal topic of conversation in every family, in every private circle, in every group by the way-side. Persons of all classes and of every age, however various in opinion on other subjects, have united in their high estimate of the character of the deceased, and in the melancholy satisfaction of recalling excellencies of which now, alas ! the memory alone remains. Each individual has had his own story to tell of some public benefit, or of some kindness...
Page 38 - The principal object of this visit was to direct the attention of influential and official persons to the subject of slavery, for the purpose of obtaining its extinction. During their stay they had an interview with Louis Philippe, the king of the French, as well as much communication with M. Guizot, his minister, and with other persons of distinction.

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