A Sermon Preached at the Church in Brattle Street, Boston, December 18th, 1808: The Lord's Day After the Publick Funeral of His Excellency James Sullivan, Governour of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
J. Belcher, printer, 1809 - 41 páginas
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Página 9 - For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
Página 40 - May it not be said, without fear of contradiction, as long as they live, this father did not live for himself? The portion of his life and character which I have been permitted most intimately to observe, it is my peculiar duty and satisfaction to record. His mind, if I may be allowed the comparison, was like a native forest, which had never been entirely cleared or carefully divided ; where the light gained admission at every opening, and not through any regular avenue ; where the growth was rapid...
Página 38 - Provinces.— —From the University at Cambridge, he successively received an honorary degree and a doctorate of laws. Of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences he was one of the members from its first institution ; a principal founder, and many years president of the Massachusetts Historical Society ; President of the Massachusetts * ' Congregational Charitable Society ; and a member of the Humane Society. — He was the projector of the Middlesex Canal, devoted to that object a great portion...
Página 32 - ... exhausted. I know that men of original thinking, whose minds are at all of a philosophical cast, are tempted, especially when deprived of the discipline of regular education, to speculate too curiously on the subject of Christianity, and to indulge the conceits of a barren scepticism. But, to the honor of our departed chief magistrate I mention it, his faith was never wrested from him by subtlety, nor thrown away, to pursue, with more freedom, purposes of interest or passion. His early profession...