A Mother's Portrait; Being A Memorial Of Filial Affection. With Sketches Of Wesleyan Life And Of…

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byFrederick James Jobson

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... "Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate: Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait." LONGFELLOW. Some years after her union with Methodism, and when her spiritual character and zeal for Christian labor were seen and marked by the Church, our Mother was urged to become a classleader. She hesitated to be thus employed for some time. The great responsibility of having the care of souls formally committed to her for religious instruction and counsel, and the multitude and weight of her engagements at home, caused this hesitation. She was also deeply attached to the class in which she had met from the commencement of her Wesleyan life; for after the death of her first leader, Mr. Sproule, and when the class was intrusted to Mr. Bainbridge, she still continued to meet in it, and that with great profit both to herself and her religious associates. At length, by the earnest persuasions of ministers, in their successive appointments to the circuit, she was induced to surrender her own will to what she believed to be the will of God, expressed by his servants, and became a classleader. And, as might be supposed, she filled the office intelligently and faithfully. She could not fail to be fitted for it, from her own clear Christian experience, her varied knowledge of the world, her stores of Scripture lessons, her extensive acquaintance with the memoirs of the most devoted saints of God, and from her aptness to teach. Yet our Mother did not rely on what she was already; but on taking the office endeavored to qualify herself more fully for it. While reading books, and observing character and human life, she now more particularly considered what edifying lessons could be deduced from them, and be turned to the spiritual benefit of t...

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... "Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate: Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait." LONGF...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217673236

ISBN - 13:9780217673235

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