Life of Rev. Joseph Emerson: Pastor of the Third Congregational Church in Beverly, Ms., and Subsequently Principal of a Female Seminary

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Crocker and Brewster; New York, Leavitt, Lord & Company, 1834 - 454 pages
Joseph Emerson attended Harvard College and taught in Framingham, Mass., until his call in 1803 to the pulpit in Beverly. In 1816, he resigned this position because of ill health, and subsequently taught and/or served churches in Byfield and Saugus, Mass., and Wethersfield, Conn. He took two long visits to Charleston, S.C. This biography, by his brother, concludes with a genealogical survey of the Emerson family.

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Page 354 - Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion : for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
Page 227 - Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
Page 322 - I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of His wrath. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.
Page 321 - Dark and dismal, indeed, are many of his pictures ; but, I think, not more so than their originals. If so, we should not blame the painter, but the subjects. But even granting that the darkness of his grief has added some shades of horror to his portraits ; his redeeming pictures are most glorious. What other pencil has given us such paintings of the cross? of the beauties of Immanuel, and the glories of salvation ? " To me, the
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Page 370 - In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
Page 124 - Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines ; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the field shall yield no meat ; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls ; yet we will rejoice in the Lord, we will joy in the God of our salvation.
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