An Address Delivered at New Bordeaux, Abbeville District, S.C., November 15, 1854 on the 90th Anniversary of the Arrival the French Protestants at that Place

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Página 31 - Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all.
Página 36 - Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray ; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Página 31 - The reverend champion stood. At his control, Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul ; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise.
Página 31 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment, tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Página 31 - d the venerable place ; Truth from his lips prevail'd with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remain'd to pray. The service past, around the pious man, With...
Página 21 - To hail the spot where first their friendship grew. And heaven and nature open'd to their view ! Oft, when he trims his cheerful hearth, and sees A smiling circle emulous to please ; There may these gentle guests delight to dwell, And bless the scene they loved in life so well!
Página 8 - When the daylight appeared, Paris exhibited a most appalling spectacle of slaughter : the headless bodies were falling from the windows ; the gateways were blocked up with dead and dying, and the streets were filled with carcases which were drawn on the pavement to the river...
Página 14 - ... but history ascribes to these humble followers of the cross a character wholly different. Quiet and unobtrusive in their manners, devout in their religious exercises, faithful to their king, and obedient to the civil and political laws of their country, they begged only for that peace of conscience attendant on freedom of religious worship, and long bore, with the gentleness of the lamb, the bitter persecutions of their spiritual foes. No violence, no contempt of their rights, no harsh vituperation,...
Página 45 - Finally, being passed, I commenced with two other persons to build us a barrack; and in the month of February, 1765, with the aid of God, I have begun to labor on my own land — on my half-acre, and afterwards on my four acres. The 13th June I finished planting in corn and beans* all the land which I had...
Página 3 - To call up the scenes of other times, to revive the memory of the generous dead; to hold up ancestral virtue to praise and emulation, are performances which have their foundation deep in the sentiments of our nature, and seldom fail to achieve lasting and beneficial results. We naturally look back to our fathers for lessons of wisdom and piety. We take pleasure in calling to mind their brave deeds and their exalted virtues . . . And who will quarrel with this just principle of our nature?

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