Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of William B. Lighton: (Minister of the Gospel.) Who was a Soldier, Bound for Life in the British Army and in which is Contained an Account of Its Character, and the Barbarous Method Practised in Punishing Their Soldiers; with an Interesting Account of His Escape from His Regiment, His Capture, Imprisonment, Trial and Condemnation to Death; His Subsequent Sufferings, and Final Escape from Captivity and from the British Dominions

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Página 14 - Were a proper line of conduct pursued in the government and education of children, how few profligate sons and daughters, and how few broken hearted parents, should we find ! The injudicious management of many parents' with their children, the neglect of early religious education, connected with a wholesome and affectionate restraint, is the ruin of millions. Many parents are too authoritative and austere in their mode of government which renders obedience irksome and slavish. Others again, go into...
Página 216 - TEACH me, O Lord, to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom ; ever to remember my last end, that I may not dare to sin against thee.
Página 55 - But the sea, rolling on as before, and without any respect, not only wets the skirts of his robe, but likewise splashed his thighs ; on which be rose up suddenly, and addressing himself to his attendants, upbraided them with their ridiculous flattery, and very judiciously expatiated on the narrow and limited power of the greatest monarch on earth. " Flatterers who praise great men, for their imaginary merit, lull them to sleep to their real miseries." Then reader beware of flattery: of which the...
Página 218 - Most wondrous book ! bright candle of the Lord ! Star of eternity! the only star By which the bark of man could navigate The sea of life, and gain the coast of bliss Securely! only star which rose on Time, And, on its dark and troubled billows, still, As generation, drifting swiftly by, Succeeded generation, threw a ray Of heaven's own light, and to the hills of God, The eternal hills, pointed the sinner's eye.
Página 116 - The sentence of the Court on you, Joseph Hunt, is, that you be taken to the place from whence you came, and thence to the place of execution, there to be hanged by...
Página 43 - Colours, or that suit their occasions, they reach over to the Clothier and whisper, and in the fewest Words imaginable the Price is stated ; one asks, the other bids ; and 'tis agree, or not agree, in a Moment.
Página 219 - Read and revere the sacred page ; a page Where triumphs immortality ; a page Which not the whole creation could produce ; Which not the conflagration shall destroy ; 'Tis printed in the mind of gods for ever : In nature's ruins not one letter lost.
Página 162 - Through all eternity to thee A joyful song I'll raise ; But O, eternity's too short To utter all thy praise ! HYMN 35.
Página 43 - ... to one another as the pieces can lie longways, each proprietor standing behind his own piece, who form a mercantile regiment, as it were, drawn up in a double line, in as great order as a military one. As soon as the bell has ceased ringing, the factors and buyers of all sorts, enter the hall, and walk up and down between the rows, as their occasions direct.

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