The Life and Letters of Stephen Olin: Late President of the Wesleyan University, Volume 2

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Harper & brothers, 1853

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Page 114 - I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Page 383 - Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest : but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
Page 442 - How bright the unchanging morn appears ! Farewell, inconstant world, farewell ! Life's labor done, as sinks the clay, Light from its load the spirit flies, While heaven and earth combine to say, " How blest the righteous when he dies !
Page 286 - ALL hail the power of Jesus' name ! Let angels prostrate fall ; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown him Lord of all.
Page 367 - What I do ye know not now, but ye shall know hereafter." Satisfied, then, with the promise of that future full revelation we should study all that Providence places before us for investigation and never let go of what we are sure we do know. We will distinguish, as clearly as possible, between our imagination and our knowledge, and with a level head and...
Page 442 - ... expiring breast! 2 So fades a summer cloud away, So sinks the gale when storms are o'er : So gently shuts the eye of day, So dies a wave along the shore. 3...
Page xi - God called these, his servants, from the East and from the West, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in His kingdom. The month of July he spent on the Danube. " A few pencil lines," as Gray somewhere remarks, " are worth a cart-load of recollection afterward ;
Page 149 - In view of the distracting agitation which has so long prevailed on the subject of slavery and abolition, and especially the difficulties under which we labor in the present General conference, on account of the relative position of our brethren north and south on this perplexing question...
Page 151 - I may speak with some confidence— if they concede what the northern brethren wish — if they concede that holding slaves is incompatible with holding their ministry — they may as well go to the Rocky Mountains as to their own sunny plains. The people would not bear it. They feel shut up to their principles on this point.
Page 287 - That whereas brethren from the continents of Europe and America, as well as in this country, are unable, without consultation with their countrymen, to settle all the arrangements for their respective countries, it is expedient to defer the final and complete arrangement of the details of the Evangelical Alliance, of which the foundation has now been laid, till another general conference.

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