Autobiography Of Thomas Guthrie, D.d., And Memoir By His Sons Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThomas Guthrie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...had, happily for himself, little or nothing to do with the habitually intemperate. Arbirlot, as he describes it in his Autobiography was a favoured parish. There was indeed a small ale-house in the village, and a public-house at one extremity of the district; but, out of a population of a thousand people, there were only one or two individuals, at most, anywise addicted to the bottle. Nevertheless, he was from the first on the watch against the destroyer. He had not been in Arbirlot a year till the ale-house door was closed; and though he failed in a similar attempt to get the one public-house removed, he used his influence successfully to prevent the existence of a second. No wonder, then, that on coming to a large city parish, the vigilance he displayed in Arbirlot was redoubled. It needed not many days' visitation among the parishioners of Old Greyfriars, to discover that nine-tenths of the abounding poverty, wretchedness, and Sabbath-breaking were traceable to what he called "that detestable vice of drunkenness." Each year of the seven during which he DRINK'S DOINGS. laboured among the Edinburgh poor increased his impression of the extent and appalling consequences of this vice in the localities where they dwell. "I went down to the Cowgate, Grassmarket, St. Mary's Wynd, College Wynd, Brodie's Close;--and I found drink meeting me at every corner, defeating me in every effort." This experience not merely filled his heart with sorrow, but it " wrought" in him for his whole future life, "indignation, fear, zeal, yea revenge " against that vice. Nor was it only amid the degraded dwellings of his parish that he encountered its ravages: as minister of a large congregation, the evil thing met him in many an unexpected quarter. "Let the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...had, happily for himself, little or nothing to do with the habitually intemperate. Arbirlot, as he describes it...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217442390

ISBN - 13:9780217442398

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