Memoir of William Knibb, Son of the Rev. W. Knibb, Missionary: Who Died at the Refuge, Near Falmouth, Jamaica

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Thomas Ward and Company, 1839 - 59 páginas
 

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Página 56 - That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner.stones, polished after the similitude of a palace...
Página 29 - And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead...
Página 6 - And whereas it has been found that the practice of ignorant, superstitious, or designing slaves, of attempting to instruct others, has been attended with the most pernicious consequences, and even with the loss of life : Be it enacted, That any slave or slaves, found guilty of preaching and teaching as Anabaptists, or otherwise, without a permission from their owner and the quarter sessions for the parish in which such preaching or teaching takes place, shall be punished in such manner as any three...
Página 48 - THE morning flowers display their sweets, And gay their silken leaves unfold; As careless of the noon-tide heats, As fearless of the evening cold. 2 Nipt by the wind's unkindly blast, Parch'd by the sun's directer ray, The momentary glories waste, The short-lived beauties die away.
Página 55 - When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
Página 10 - The whole church to an individual simultaneously rose up and held up both hands, and then burst into tears. My feelings were overcome, and I wept with them. This, I said, is truly the Lord's doing. Such a feeling I never witnessed before. Had you and the committee been present, I think you would have said, the path of providence is clear and plain, and would have said to brother Knibb, ' Go thou, and the Lord go with thee.
Página 68 - ... been followed by a number of editors. This puts " seasons' difference " in apposition with " penalty of Adam." To be sure, the change of seasons was of old thought to be a consequence of the Fall ; but I believe it was never thought to be the special penalty denounced upon Adam : this penalty was, " In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread.
Página 62 - ALMOST three centuries since, at a time when Europe was just emerging from the mental darkness which had been long spread over it, the unprincipled Pope Leo X., little scrupulous as he was with regard to the means of acquiring wealth, declared " that not only the christian religion, but that nature herself, cried out against a state of slavery.
Página 51 - did I hear such a sound ! the winds of freedom appeared to have been let loose. The very building shook at the strange, yet sacred joy. Oh ! had my boy ! my lovely, slavery-hating boy, been there ! Alas ! he was sleeping undisturbed in the yard, nor could the sweet sounds he so much loved wake him from his rest. God has, however, given me another son, a little infant just twelve months old. He was there, and he awoke at the sound. I took him...
Página 25 - I could scarcely retain my feelings : nor can I now. I was, and am, completely overcome. They stood, they looked. ' It him, it him, for true. But see, how him stand ! Him make two of what him was when him left.

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