Memoirs of Robert Alfred Vaughan

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byRobert Vaughan

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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.1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. LITERARY LIFE. Mention has been made of the preacher's farewell sermon at Bath. In Birmingham he was not only to say farewell to his people as their pastor, but was to retire from pulpit service of any kind for the remainder of his days. The following is his report concerning his last words to his flock:--"June 25th, 1855. "my Dear Father, Last night I preached my last sermon. Though it had only been announced the previous Sunday, there was a tremendous attendance. I had the service introduced for me, and so had only the sermon and concluding prayer. I was not, therefore, so much exhausted as I had expected; and in spite of many wise shakings of the head, as to the injudiciousness of attempting anything so trying, I have I think received no mischief. "People, generally, say I am looking better. I have now considerably increased my doses of cod-liver oil. The expressions of affection and sympathy with which I meet on all sides are highly gratifying, and especially the warm thankfulness of those to whom I have been of spiritual benefit. I think my ministry, though not of the kind calculated to fill quickly a large place, has conveyed a very large amount of instruction, lodged much right principle in the mind, and to a large class among the young been of very great service. If I have not shaken many stubborn souls, I believe I have won many wavering, and directed many anxious ones. "So now my ministerial work is done. At least I am not to be longer distracted by two objects perhaps incompatible. The physical nature requisite for a great speaker I have never had; and as preaching, even within a subordinate measure, is now denied me, I give myself to the vocation of the pen. Thirty-five is frequently a great turning-point in the constitution. If spar...

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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.1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. LITERARY LIFE. Mention has been made of the preacher's farewell sermon at Bath. In Birmingham he was not only to say...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217019692

ISBN - 13:9780217019699

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