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Page 231 - If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind...
Page 221 - He did not see why true believers, having the promise of the life that now is, as well as that which is to come...
Page 176 - If we listen to the voice of reason and duty, and pursue this night the line of conduct which they prescribe, some of us may live to see a reverse of that picture, from which we now turn our eyes with shame and regret.
Page 177 - We may behold the beams of science and philosophy breaking in upon their land,* which at some happy period in still later times may blaze with full lustre, and joining their influence to that of pure religion, may illuminate and invigorate the most distant extremities of that immense continent.
Page 158 - Whence but from Heaven could men, unskilled in arts, In several ages born, in several parts, Weave such agreeing truths? or how or why Should all conspire to cheat us with a lie? Unasked their pains, ungrateful their advice, Starving their gain and martyrdom their price.
Page 63 - ... M'Keal appears to be slightly delirious). We kept ascending the mountains to the south of Toniba till three o'clock, at which time, having gained the summit of the ridge which separates the Niger from the remote branches of the Senegal, I went on a little before ; and coming to the brow of the hill, I once more saw the Niger rolling its immense stream along the plain!
Page 82 - The colony has been grievously injured by the want of a systematic plan or rule for its government. Every governor has been left to follow his own plans, however crude and undigested, and no two succeeding governors have ever pursued the same course. This remark applies more particularly to the management of the liberated Africans.
Page 137 - ... and food, and a variety of other circumstances favourable to colonization and agriculture, and reflect, withal, on the means which presented themselves of a vast inland navigation, without lamenting that a country, so abundantly gifted and favoured by nature, should remain in its present savage and neglected state.