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Scots worthies

John Howie

Scots worthies

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Published by Johnstone, Hunter in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Church of Scotland -- Biography.,
  • Last words.

  • Edition Notes

    First ed. published in 1775 under title. Biographia Scoticana.

    Statementby John Howie.
    ContributionsCarslaw, William Henderson.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 627 p.
    Number of Pages627
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14384483M

    This uncertainty of affairs in England, seconded by his ancient acquaintance with the French, and the courtesy natural to them, drew him again into that kingdom. And yet at the same time I am aware that some may expect to find a more full account of these worthies, both as to their number and the matters of fact in the time specified, than what is here to be met with—But in this publication, it is not pretended to give an account of all our Scots worthies, or their transactions: For that were a task now altogether impracticable, and that upon several accounts. So that upon the whole, I flatter myself that no small advantage thro' the divine blessing might accrue to the public from this subject in general, and from the lives of our Scots worthies in particular, providing these or the like cautions following were observed: And that is, 1. Craig who was his own minister would have dealt in that manner with him, he should not have suffered him so long in his house.

    Black again on the 27th of November, to the council to be held on the 30th. But then, it may be alleged by those who have a high esteem for this subject, That nothing is here given as a commendation suitable or adequate to the merit of these Worthies, considering their zeal, diligence and activity in the discharge of their duty, in that office or station which they filled. He was particularly celebrated for his uncommon eloquence, and agreeable manner of communication. She gave her likewise a box, containing some necessary cordials and five pieces of gold, bidding them both be of good comfort, for they should not want. Project Gutenberg believes the Court has no jurisdiction over the matter, but until the issue is resolved, it will comply. Notwithstanding the anxiety and discouragement which he laboured under, he went immediately to the pulpit, and sharply rebuking the people for their neglect of the Gospel, he warned them, "That sore and fearful would be the plagues that should ensue; that fire and sword should waste them; that strangers should possess their houses, and chase them from their habitations.

    Melvil suspecting the truth of this report, Mr. If any person or persons have or shall object to this or the former edition, that in transcribing these lives particularly those who were formerly in print I have curtailed them in favours of my own particular sentiment; I must here let them know, that it is entirely false; for I never omitted any thing to my knowledge, that I thought would xxvi be for the benefit of the public, where I had room to insert it: For I could heartily wish, that these lives were in whole re-printed; in the mean time, I cannot help thinking, that such reflections are or would be but a very slender or ungenteel requital for my past pains and labour. James being a man of cool passion and genteel behaviour, began to answer the king with great reverence and respect; but Mr. The testimony of the church of Scotland is not only a free, full and faithful testimony, yea more extensive than the testimony of any one particular church since Christianity commenced in the world but also a sure and costly testimony, confirmed and sealed with blood; "and that of the best of our nobles, ministers, gentry, burgesses and commons of all sorts;"—who loved not their lives unto the death, but overcame by the word of their testimony.


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Scots worthies book

Then we not only may say as the poet once said of the men of Athens, Thebes and Oedipus, "That we live only in fable, and nothing remains of ancient Scotland but the name;" but also take up this bitter complaint and lamentation.

When called in again, it was intimated to him, that if he did not repair to synods and presbyteries between this and October, conform in the time, and promise obedience in all time coming, the bishop of Glasgow was to deprive him.

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He exhorted her to wait patiently upon God, who was now trying them, but would undoubtedly provide for them, and added, that if the Lord should rain down bread from heaven, they should not want.

Adamson was his uncle by the mother's side; and when some of his brethren seemed willing to acquiesce in the king's mandate, and subscribe their submission to Adamson, so far as it was agreeable to the word of God, he rebuked them sharply, saying, It would be no salvo to their consciences, seeing it was altogether absurd to subscribe an agreement with any human invention, when it was condemned by the word of God.

If it be long well with you, I am not led by the Spirit of truth; and if unexpected trouble come upon you, remember this is the cause, and turn to God by repentance, for he is merciful. His church appeared beautiful as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem:—For from the outmost parts were heard songs, even glory to the righteous.

His revision of Howie's book includes explanatory notes, supplementary matter, a full index of persons and places, and an appendix of sermons.

And FirstHaving for some time had a desire to see something of this kind published, but finding nothing thereof, except a few broken accounts interspersed throughout different publications yet in print, at last I took up a resolution to publish a second edition of the life of one of these worthies already published at large[1].

The Scots worthies

But how little concern have we for the cause of Christ, his work and interest, and how dark are the most part with respect to their spiritual state and duty! Christ then reigned gloriously in Scotland.

If you search for Johnyou will also get results with John At this time and in this part of the country, it might be truly said, that "The harvest was great, but the labourers were few. And what honour did many of them count it, to suffer for his name!

But then perhaps at first view, some may be surprized to find one so obscure appear in a work of this nature, especially when there are so many fit hands for such an employment.

Christianity seems to have made its appearance in Scotland in a very early period, being, according to some writers, propagated in this kingdom by the Apostles themselves; some saying that Simon Zelotes, others that Scots worthies book was some time in this part of the world; but as this opinion is not supported by proper vouchers, it merits only the regard due to conjecture, not the attention which an undoubted narrative calls for.

At his first compearance, he made a verbal defence, but being again called, he gave in a declaration with a declinature, importing that he had said nothing either in that or any other sermon tending to dishonour the king, but had regularly prayed for the preservation and prosperity of his majesty; that, as by acts of parliament and laws of the church, he should be tried for his doctrine by the church, he therefore protested for, and craved a trial by them, and particularly in the place St Andrews where the offence was alledged to have been committed; that as there were special laws in favour of St.

How hard is it for us to refuse the greatest sin before the least suffering! You can also specify which field you want to search by inserting the name of the field directly before your search term. The tears ran from his eyes, to the astonishment of all present, and the whole of his after-life witnessed that his profession was without hypocrisy.

Duncan had resource sometimes to prayer, and in the intervals endeavoured to cherish his wife's hope, and please the children, and at last got them to bed, but she continued to mourn heavily. Where is the God of Elijah, and where is his glory! We find it to have been the constant practice of the Lord's people in all ages, to hand down and keep on record what the Lord had done by and for their forefathers in former times.

But alas! De Foe's memoirs, page And yet at the same time I am aware that some may expect to find a more full account of these worthies, both as to their number and the matters of fact in the time specified, than what is here to be met with—But in this publication, it is not pretended to give an account of all our Scots worthies, or their transactions: For that were a task.

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