Contact with any of them would be perilous--with the inhabitants of the cities peculiarly, and of the Canaanitish cities pre-eminently so.
Den he would ceed tuh preach--"Don't steal der potatoes; don't lie bout nothin an don' talk back tuh yo boss; ifn yo does yo'll be tied tuh a tree an stripped neckid.
Preache it to cynicks or greene sycknes gyrles That have not blood enough to make a blushe Or forme an acte might cause one.
His action sermons, which were those he usually preached on special occasions when he was away from home, dealt always with some theme connected with the Person or Work of Christ.
Madam, but yesterday, I bade your presence, To hear the preached word of God; I preached-- And yet you came not.--Where is now your oath?
Wherever he went he preached,--in fact every Sunday of these five months, including those he spent on the Atlantic, was thus occupied,--and everywhere his preaching and his personality made a deep impression.
The age in which it was built was the age of pulpit orators, when bishops preached,--like Basil, Chrysostom, Ambrose, Augustine, and Leo,--when preaching was an important part of the service, by the foolishness of which the world was to be converted.
Journal of his persecutions by the Parliament, he states: "It is sayd King Charles subscribed the byll for taking away the votes of Bishops, in y't very house where Christian religion was first preached,--viz.
And when he superadded to the functions of a great religious magistrate the virtues of the humblest Christian,--parting with his magnificent patrimony to feed the poor, and proclaiming (with an eloquence unusual in his time) the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith, and setting himself as an example of the virtues which he preached,--we concede his claim to be numbered among the great benefactors of mankind.
So would Bunyan, and so would Calvin have preached;--would both of them in the name of Christ have made this assurance to the Barrister--'This do, and thou shalt live.'
This is preachee and payee too!
Feverish youths swore they would kill Perry or Jumbo or themselves or someone and the Baptis' preacheh was besieged by a tempestuous covey of clamorous amateur lawyers, asking questions, making threats, demanding precedents, ordering the bonds annulled, and especially trying to ferret out any hint or suspicion of prearrangement in what had occurred.
The preacher talked but little, contriving merely to drop a question now and then; and J.W. talked on, half-ashamed to be so "gabby," as he put it, and yet moved by an impulse as pleasant as it was novel.
We naturally remember the sympathetic portrait of the poet's father, "the village preacher":-- "A man he was to all the country dear And passing rich with forty pounds a year.
There was considerable difference of opinion as to that said "right man;" one portion of "the church" wanting a smart, well-starched, polished individual, and the other desiring a plain, straightforward "gospel preacher"--a man of the Gadsby kidney, capable of hitting people hard, and telling the truth without any fear.
Lorenzo de' Medici, the absolute lord of Florence, sent for him, and expostulated and remonstrated with the unsparing preacher,--all to no effect.
A pedant,--canting preacher,--and a quack, Are load enough to break an ass's back.
We speak of music as artistic,--and not foolishly; of an artistic poet, or an artistic writer like Voltaire or Macaulay; of an artistic preacher,--by which we mean that each and all move the sensibilities and souls and minds of men by adherence to certain harmonies which accord with fixed ideas of grace, beauty, and dignity.
To us, at least, the theory of the writer's "High-Church tendencies" could never have appeared plausible; for even in the "Scenes of Clerical Life" the chief religious personage is the "evangelical" curate Mr. Tryan, and whatever good there is in his parish is confined to the circle of his partisans and converts; while in "Adam Bede" the Methodess preacheress, Dinah Morris, is intended to shine with spotless and incomparable lustre.
She gives pretty near the same account that he does of what passed between them on her resolution to go to church; and of his proposal of St. Paul's, and desire of attending her.--She praises his good behaviour there; as also the discourse, and the preacher.--Is pleased with its seasonableness.--Gives particulars of the conversation between them afterwards, and commends the good observations he makes upon the sermon.
"So you are sure of me, are you, Mr. Preacherman?
Is Goldsmith's description of the village preacher--"passing rich with forty pounds a year"--as effective if wealthy is substituted?
The "Moi-meme" of his boyish resolution became the "L'etat, c'est moi" of his maturer egotism; Spain yielded to France the mastery of the land, as she had already yielded to Holland and England the sea; Turenne fell at Sassbach, Conde sheathed his sword at Chantilly; Bossuet and Bourdaloue, preaching the funeral sermons of these heroes, praised their glories, and forgot, as preachers will, their sins; Vatel committed suicide because his Majesty had not fish enough for breakfast; the Princess Palatine died in a convent, and the Princess Conde in a prison; the fair Sevigne chose the better part, and the fairer Montespan the worse; the lovely La Valliere walked through sin to saintliness, and poor Marie de Mancini through saintliness to sin; Voiture and Benserade and Corneille passed away, and Racine and Moliere reigned in their stead; and Mademoiselle, who had won the first campaigns of her life and lost all the rest, died a weary old woman at sixty-seven.
Oh, yes; he's got the best libr'y in the county, 'cep'n', of co'se, the doctor's 'n' the preacher's--everybody round about here knows about that.
He was formerly William Allan, and the friend of Henry Warden (afterwards the Protestant preacher).--Sir W. Scott, The Monastery (time, Elizabeth).
Only a Nurse Girl,--ALICE AYRES A Slave Trade Warrior,--SIR SAMUEL BAKER Two Working Men Heroes,--CASE AND CHEW The Commander of the Thin Red Line,--SIR COLIN CAMPBELL A Sailor Bold and True,--LORD COCHRANE A Rough Diamond that was Polished,--JOHN CASSELL "A Brave, Fearless Sort of Lass,"--GRACE DARLING A Friend of Lepers,--FATHER DAMIEN A Great Arctic Explorer,--SIR JOHN FRANKLIN A Saviour of Six,--FIREMAN FORD A Blind Helper of the Blind,--ELIZABETH GILBERT A Great Traveller in the Air,--JAMES GLAISHER The Soldier with the Magic Wand,--GENERAL GORDON "Valiant and True,"--SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE One who Left All,--BISHOP HANNINGTON A Man who Conquered Disappointments,--SIR HENRY HAVELOCK A Friend of Prisoners,--JOHN HOWARD A Hero of the Victoria Cross,--KAVANAGH The Man who Braved the Flood,--CAPTAIN LENDY A Temperance Leader,--JOSEPH LIVESEY A Great Missionary Explorer,--DAVID LIVINGSTONE From Farm Lad to Merchant Prince,--GEORGE MOORE A Man who Asked and Received,--GEORGE MUeLLER A Labourer in the Vineyard,--ROBERT MOFFAT "The Lady with the Lamp,"--FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE For England, Home, and Duty,--THE DEATH OF NELSON A Woman who Succeeded by Failure,--HARRIET NEWELL A Martyr of the South Seas,--BISHOP PATTESON "K.G. and Coster,"--LORD SHAFTESBURY A Statesman who had no Enemies,--W.H. SMITH Greater than an Archbishop,--THE REV.C. SIMEON A Soldier Missionary,--HEDLEY VICARS A Lass that Loved the Sailors,--AGNES WESTON A Great Commander on a Famous Battlefield THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON A Prince of Preachers,--JOHN WESLEY Some Children of the Kingdom The Victor, the Story of an Unknown Man A Boy Hero,--JOHN CLINTON Postscript BENEATH THE BANNER.
You know de Bible say--hit say,"--here the Persimmon's voice dropped a tone lower, in unconscious imitation of negro preachers,--"la- ay not up yo' treasure on uth, wha moss do corrup', an' thieves break th'ugh an' steal."
I have seen many wooden preachers,--never one like this.
Hume said this address was accompanied with such animated, yet natural action, that it surpassed any thing he ever saw or heard in any other preacher.--Southey.
He was called Elder Wright because he was a preacher,--the Baptists here calling all preachers "elders."
He is one; and preaches the same Self abroad in all these ways.
"THOU THAT PREACHEST A MAN SHOULD NOT STEAL, DOST THOU STEAL."
19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
He comforts persecuted ministers, is fond of preachers; nay can himself preach,--exhorts his neighbors to be wise, to redeem the time.
But for my part, I wouldn't ask for no other preachin' all the rest o' my life, than jest to hear Mis' Kinney read one o' her husband's sermons every Sunday."
"Teachin' 's worse than preachin'"--Adelaide's new, or, rather, revived democracy was an aspiration rather than an actuality, was--as to the part above the soil, at least--a not very vigorous looking forced growth through sordid necessity.
Teachin' 's worse than preachin'"--Del began to slip dismally down from the height to which Arthur's tactless outburst had blown her.
His preaching from the first made a deep impression.
Now, say they, the Nicene Creed is really nothing more than a verbal explication of the common Creed, but the clause in the Athanasian ('which faith', &c.), however fairly deduced from Scripture, is not contained in the Creed, or selection of certain articles of Faith from the Scriptures, or not at least from those preachings and narrations, of which the New Testament Scriptures are the repository.
All sorts of people are thronging there,--some kneeling before the shrine of the Madonna, which gleams with its hundreds of silver votive hearts, legs, and arms,--some listening to the preaching,--some crowding round the chapel of the Presepio,--old women, haggard and wrinkled, come tottering along with their scaldini of coals, drop down on their knees to pray, and, as you pass, interpolate in their prayers a parenthesis of begging.
In the earlier years of his ministry he had sometimes noticed this, when he was preaching;--very little of late years.
His voice, naturally soft and good, had contracted itself into a plaintive snuffle and singsong; he spoke as if preaching,--you would have said, preaching earnestly and also hopelessly the weightiest things.
Then stand up, And make a preachment of thy pedigree, And how at first thou learn'dst this devilish trade: Up, I say.
And the high-sounding preachments about the poverty that might go with fine gowns became real to me.
6d.--For a stranger that preacht, a dozen of ale, 1s."
On returning from her walk grannie came to my room, brought me some preachy books to read, and held out to me the privilege of saying I was sorry, and being restored to my usual place in the society of the household.
If it be asked, why a pause should any more be necessary to emphasis than to an accent,--or why an emphasis alone will not sufficiently distinguish the members of sentences from each other, without pauses, as accent does words,--the answer is obvious: that we are preacquainted with the sound of words, and cannot mistake them when distinctly pronounced, however rapidly; but we are not preacquainted with the meaning of sentences, which must be pointed out to us by the reader or speaker.
I will tell you, ass my friend, Captain Gower: the rascally, scald, beggarly, lousy, pragging knave, Pistol- which you and yourself and all the world know to be no petter than a fellow, look you now, of no merits- he is come to me, and prings me pread and salt yesterday, look you, and bid me eat my leek; it was in a place where I could not breed no contendon with him; but I will be so bold as to wear it in my cap till I see him once again, and then I will tell him a little piece of my desires.
Why, it is all he steers by; without it, he would be as helpless as a compass under the flare of Northern Lights; and he no doubt regards it as a mark of blood, the proof of his kinship with the preadamite family of the Saurians.