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Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 1
Old portraits and modern Sketches Inscribed as follows, when first collected in book-form:— To Dr. A. Bailey, of the National Era, Washington, D. C., these sketches, many of which originally appeared in the columns of the paper under his editorial supervision, are, in their present form, offered as a token of the esteem and confidence which years of political and literary communion have justified and confirmed, on the part of his friend and associate, the author. John Bunyan. Wouldst see A man ia the clouds, and hear him speak to thee? Who has not read Pilgrim's Progress? Who has not, in childhood, followed the wandering Christian on his way to the Celestial City? Who has not laid at night his young head on the pillow, to paint on the walls of darkness pictures of the Wicket Gate and the Archers, the Hill of Difficulty, the Lions and Giants, Doubting Castle and Vanity Fair, the sunny Delectable Mountains and the Shepherds, the Black River and the wonderful glor
Amersham (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 1
others, although the speaker himself had little understanding of the matter. At other times, he repelled his sad-visaged chaplain with unwelcome jests and rough, soldierly merriment; for he had a vivacity, hilarity, and alacrity as another man hath when he hath taken a cup too much. Baxter says of him, complainingly, he would not dispute with me at all. But, in the midst of such an army, he could not lack abundant opportunity for the exercise of his peculiar powers of argumentation. At Amersham, he had a sort of pitched battle with the contumacious soldiers. When the public talking day came, says he, I took the reading-pew, and Pitchford's cornet and troopers took the gallery. There did the leader of the Chesham men begin, and afterwards Pitchford's soldiers set in; and I alone disputed with them from morning until almost night; for I knew their trick, that if I had gone out first, they would have prated what boasting words they listed, and made the people believe that they had
Cuba, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ly the place of this one honest man. In the ancient burial-ground of Windham, by the side of his beloved Molly, and in view of the old meeting-house, there is a mound of earth, where, every spring, green grasses tremble in the wind and the warm sunshine calls out the flowers. There, gathered like one of his own ripe sheaves, the farmer poet sleeps with his fathers. Placido, the slave poet. [1845.] I have been greatly interested in the fate of Juan Placido, the black revolutionist of Cuba, who was executed in Havana, as the alleged instigator and leader of an attempted revolt on the part of the slaves in that city and its neighborhood. Juan Placido was born a slave on the estate of Don Terribio de Castro. His father was an African, his mother a mulatto. His mistress treated him with great kindness, and taught him to read. When he was twelve years of age she died, and he fell into other and less compassionate hands. At the age of eighteen, on seeing his mother struck wit
Southwest (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
Time had cast it all far back: that Pemigewasset, with its meadows and border trees; that little village whitening in the margin of its intervale; and that one house which we could distinguish, where the mother that watched over and endured our wayward childhood totters at fourscore! To the south stretched a broken, swelling upland country, but champaign from the top of North Hill, patched all over with grain-fields and green wood-lots, the roofs of the farm-houses shining in the sun. Southwest, the Cardigan Mountain showed its bald forehead among the smokes of a thousand fires, kindled in the woods in the long drought. Westward, Moosehillock heaved up its long back, black as a whale; and turning the eye on northward, glancing down the while on the Baker's River valley, dotted over with human dwellings like shingle-bunches for size, you behold the great Franconia Range, its Notch and its Haystacks, the Elephant Mountain on the left, and Lafayette (Great Haystack) on the right,
Derby (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 1
al, Charles Stuart, that he was promoted to the rank of quartermaster, in which capacity he served under General Lambert, in his Scottish campaign. Disabled at length by sickness, he was honorably dismissed from the service, and returned to his family in 1649. For three or four years, he continued to attend the meetings of the Independents, as a zealous and devout member. But it so fell out, that in the winter of 1651, George Fox, who had just been released from a cruel imprisonment in Derby jail, felt a call to set his face towards Yorkshire. So travelling, says Fox, in his Journal, through the countries, to several places, preaching Repentance and the Word of Life, I came into the parts about Wakefield, where James Nayler lived. The worn and weary soldier, covered with the scars of out ward battle, received, as he believed, in the cause of God and his people, against Antichrist and oppression, welcomed with thankfulness the veteran of another warfare; who, in conflict with p
Bedford (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 1
steeple should fall upon my head. About this time, while wandering through Bedford in pursuit of employment, he chanced to see three or four poor old women sittiad that faith which the Scriptures spake of. Travelling one day from Elstow to Bedford, after a recent rain, which had left pools of water in the path, he felt a strowed the wonderful dream of his Pilgrim's Progress. He saw some holy people of Bedford on the sunny side of an high mountain, refreshing themselves in the pleasant aanishment. This sentence, however, was never executed, but he was remanded to Bedford jail, where he lay a prisoner for twelve years. Here, shut out from the worrt-sighted persecutors of Bunyan dream, when they closed upon him the door of Bedford jail, that God would overrule their poor spite and envy to His own glory and troud bishops he counted less than the humblest and poorest of his disciples at Bedford. When first arrested and thrown into prison, he supposed he should be called
Ellwood (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
at was not to be taken off, without an immediate revelation or call to do so! Ellwood himself seems to have been on the point of yielding to this notion, which appe us; which they did by taking him away. Escaping from these sons of Belial, Ellwood and his fair companion rode on through Tunbridge Wells, the street thronged wimber who attended, their rank and condition, and then informing against them. Ellwood, in his Journal for 1670, describes several of these emissaries of evil. One sm, he turned to the Baptists, where, for a time, he met with better success. Ellwood, at this time, rendered good service to his friends, by exposing the true chare humor of rude, unlearned, and injudicious hearers. The following piece of Ellwood's, entitled An Epitaph for Jeremy Ives, will serve to show that wit and drolleath would have held out, He had Conclusion drawn, no doubt. The residue of Ellwood's life seems to have glided on in serenity and peace. He wrote, at intervals
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
a mob of excited citizens broke open the post-office at Charleston, South Carolina, and burnt in the street such papers and pamphlets as they judged to be incendiary; in other words, such as advocated the application of the democratic principle to the condition of the slaves of the South. These papers were addressed, not to the slave, but to the master. They contained nothing which had not been said and written by Southern men themselves, the Pinkneys, Jeffersons, Henrys, and Martins, of Maryland and Virginia. The example set at Charleston did not lack imitators. Every petty postmaster south of Mason and Dixon's line became ex officio a censor of the press. The Postmaster-General, writing to his subordinate at Charleston, after stating that the post-office department had no legal right to exclude newspapers from the mail, or prohibit their carriage or delivery, on account of their character or tendency, real or supposed, declared that he would, nevertheless, give no aid, directl
Wroxeter (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 1
are within my hearing to more peaceable thoughts, affections, and practices. Richard Baxter was born at the village of Eton Constantine, in 1615. He received from officiating curates of the little church such literary instruction as could be given by men who had left the farmer's flail, the tailor's thimble, and the service of strolling stage-players, to perform church drudgery under the parish incumbent, who was old and wellnigh blind. At the age of sixteen, he was sent to a school at Wroxeter, where he spent three years, to little purpose, so far as a scientific education was concerned. His teacher left him to himself mainly, and following the bent of his mind, even at that early period, he abandoned the exact sciences for the perusal of such controversial and metaphysical writings of the schoolmen as his master's library afforded. The smattering of Latin which he acquired only served in after years to deform his treatises with barbarous, ill-adapted, and erroneous citations.
Chalfont (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
, Ellwood obtained his discharge. After paying a visit to my Master Milton, he made his way to Chalfont, the home of his friends the Penningtons, where he was soon after engaged as a Latin teacher. ruth, so distant! The serene and gentle light which shone upon him, in the sweet solitudes of Chalfont, was that of a star, itself unapproachable. As he himself meekly intimates, she was reserved fnd Milton sitting, some pleasant afternoon of the autumn of that old year, in the pretty box at Chalfont, the soft wind through the open window lifting the thin hair of the glorious old Poet! Backslisaid to me, This is owing to you, for you put it into my head by the question you put to me at Chalfont, which before I had not thought of. Golden days were these for the young Latin reader, evening ornament in our eyes. About this time our friend Thomas, seeing that his old playmate at Chalfont was destined for another, turned his attention towards a young Friend, named Mary Ellis. He h
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