Sermon Delivered at the Funeral of the Rev. Ezra Ripley, D.D (Classic Reprint)

Sermon Delivered at the Funeral of the Rev. Ezra Ripley, D.D (Classic Reprint)
Sermon Delivered at the Funeral of the Rev. Ezra Ripley, D.D (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Sermon Delivered at the Funeral of the Rev. Ezra Ripley, D.DThe short time allowed for preparation, the weakness arising from a recent sickness, and my comparative youth in the ministry, will give me large claims on your candor. The materials, too, are not abundant. The deceased was not connected conspicuously with any great revolutionary movements, political or religious. He published but little, and that on no great public occasion, or deeply exciting subjects. It has been his highest ambition to excel in a sphere humble in the eye of man, but highest of all in the eye of God, the office of a faithful minister of Jesus Christ. Many of his best thoughts, his noblest acts, have been unrecorded, save in the book of life. He kept nothing in the form of a journal, except a memorandum of a few facts and resolutions, at intervals of five, ten, and twenty years; and even these he had scruples about preserving. "I have serious objections," says he in the memorandum, "to the keeping of a diary to be inspected after death, even if it could be kept with exactness and truth. What is bad in me, why should the world know, further than it observes? and if there be anything good, by the grace of God, will not the daily exhibition of it be the best evidence to the world?" I have not therefore many public acts, or documents, wherewith to illustrate the character of the deceased. But to this audience he might say, as Paul said to Timothy, "Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-sufferng, charity, patience." If I present the true points of his character, you will at once recognise them.Dr. Ripley was born, May 1, 1751, at Woodstock, Connecticut. He was the fifth of nineteen children. His father was born at Hingham, Massachusetts, on the farm first purchased by William Ripley from England, at the first settlement of the town. On this farm the seventh and eighth generations now live. The deceased followed the business of farming till sixteen years of age.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.