The purity of the childrens’ lives, however, formed the strongest reason for moving to a place then on the country side of the city of Roxbury, three miles from Boston. But the roads do not reveal the chief wonders of the country. A certain extreme confidence in other men’s opinions gave way to more careful judgment and selfreliance. No sooner had he got the clue to his existence than he followed it. A subscription is being taken up. He enjoyed most heartily the life he led. It was a most fortunate thing for David that, at the beginning of his missionary studies, he should have had the advice and assistance of one so calculated every way to assist him.
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In the two parties had been so long separated as to have in some measure escaped from the anger which followed the open rupture; the increased intercourse between them had disabused each of erroneous notions respecting the other, and the extension of family relations served still more to produce common feeling; but, after all, the antagonism remained, even if robbed of its harshest features; and a child born in a family holding decided views respecting the controversy, was likely to grow up under social influences representing and enforcing these views.
A revival of religion began in college simultaneously with his own conversion, and there was great activity among the Christian students. Toward his school – comrades he never grew cool. Why, I did not know that any one in college ever was.
The Viking Press, Pre-publication pen and ink illustration with black paint Front and Spine Dusk Jacket with pasted lettering of title, author, and illustrator. I believe that the secret lies in dethroning self entirely, and living altogether in accordance with the great law of benefaction.
He heard them describe their spiritual conflicts, and discovered in many a rigorous self-examination, which aimed at a daily inspection of such thoughts and feelings as could be marshalled by memory.
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I have just finished my Latin, and have now an opportunity to answer your nice long letter. David was the most venturesome, and was in perpetual excitement at wind and wave, throwing himself, after his impetuous manner, into the life of a Cape-Cod boy, as if he never had lived in Boston, and scorching his feet in a fearful manner, because he would go barefoot like his cousins, though the sand was hot and the beachgrass sharp.
That was his usual street-gait; indeed I cannot seem to associate him with a sober walk at all. My thanks are due to the various persons who have assisted me in this work by allowing me to examine and use the letters which they had received lettter my brother, and by furnishing me with recollections of their intercourse with him.
Almost every day, alone or with a comrade, he would trudge up the steep hill to look after his traps; and when he did catch an animal, he made his friends nearly as much interested as himself, lettee the contagion of his enthusiasm.
I am confident that he had never failed to regard the question of becoming a Christian and that of becoming a missionary as inseparably connected for him his decision of the latter was a test of sincerity in deciding the former.
He governed the extent rather than the kind of his pur. Includes pasted lettering of titles and author. It may be judged how bright he made his home. He passes his days very much alike, varying the course of study with sallies in the literary societies, and for recreation joins in the college-games, or tramps, rides, and drives about the country.
He always had been subject to waywardness; his mercurial temper’suffered from all the variations of the atmosphere in which he lived; now his moods were heightened and deepened by an infusion of religious yllow.
Life and letters of David Coit Scudder, missionary in Southern India. By Horace E. Scudder.
His parents, solicitous first of all for his spiritual welfare, indicated a preference for Williams College, where education was under guard of Orthodox principles, and where a man was the head. My bovish inclination for a farmer’s life appeared in its right light, and I was helped, I believe, to give it thw and to give myself to Christ and his Church.
As happens in the case of most young converts, he sealed. At all events, whatever may be the causes, I am altogether in despair at such times. This was the secret of the ease with which his mind adapted itself to apparently remote enterprises.
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I have happened to read the personal experience of many young missionaries contemporary with my brother, and in almost every case there. Of playfellows he had an abundance, both because he was so popular and because his father’s place afforded such a capital rendezvous.
Some change was necessary, for the neighborhood of the house had become changed by the approach of the foreign population, that, with business, turns so many families out of their old homes. Torn remnant notation for Chapter 1. It held its own better, and was subject to less fluctuation of interest in. I remember an instance of that steadfast, unflinching affection with which David held to anybody or anything once finding a place in his heart, in the persistence with which he clung to a house-dog when it grew old and was afflicted with a loathsome disease.
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He struggled long in darkness, seeming to himself ready to submit, and yet, through his meagre power of introspection, unable apparently to discover the obstacle which stood between his desire and its fulfilment. He did not leave the truth to find its way to the hearts of men; he carried it himself and presented it to them.
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