Sketch of the life and oratory of John B. Gough by William ReidSketch of the life and oratory of John B. Gough by William Reid

Sketch of the life and oratory of John B. Gough

byWilliam Reid

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... PAST SECOND. HIS REFORMATION--BECOMES A TEMPERANCE ADVOCATE, AND SUBSEQUENT CAREER. Hitherto my career had been one of almost unmitigated woe; for, with the exception of the days of my childhood, my whole life had been one perpetual struggle against poverty and misery in their worst forms. Thrown at a tender age upon the world, I was soon taught its hard lessons. Death had robbed me of my best earthly protector, and Providence cast my lot in a land thousands of miles from the place of my birth. Temptation had assailed me, and trusting to my own strength for support, I had fallen, O how low! In the very depths of my desolation, wife and children had been torn from my side. In the midst of thousands I was lonely, and, abandoning hope, the only refuge which seemed open for me was the grave. A dark pall overhung that gloomy abode which shut out every ray of hope; and although death to me would have been a 'leap in the dark,' I was willing to peril my immortal soul, and blindly rush into the presence of my Maker. Like a stricken deer, I had no communion with my kind. Over every door of admission into the society of my fellow-men, the words 'no hope' seemed to be inscribed. Despair was my companion, and perpetual degradation appeared to be my allotted doom. The month of October had nearly drawn to a close, and on its last Sunday evening I wandered out into the streets, pondering as well as I was able to do, for I was somewhat intoxicated, on my lone and friendless condition. My frame was much weakened by habitual indulgence in intoxicating liquor, and little fitted to bear the cold of winter, which had already begun to come in. But I had no means of protecting myself against the bitter blast, and as I anticipated my coming misery, I staggered along, houseless, ai...
Title:Sketch of the life and oratory of John B. GoughFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217052290

ISBN - 13:9780217052290