The sooner looked at Miller appealingly, his face blanched to whiteness. Miller took the bridle reins out of the hands of the boy who was holding the horse, and whispering something to the sooner said to us, "Are you all ready?" "Just waiting on you," said Edwards. The sooner gathered up the reins.
"I understand that you have served at the south, Captain Hamlin," said Mrs. Edwards. "Yes, I thank you," he replied. "You were with General Green, perhaps?" "Yes that is yes m'am." "How is your mother's health?" "Very well indeed, that is, when when she isn't sick. She is generally sick." "Indeed." "Yes, but she's pretty well otherwise. How are you?" this last, desperately.
Burr has a certain prestige in New England on account of his father and Jonathan Edwards, and his agents have been promoting discussion of this ancestry for some time past. Do the Federalists of New York endorse him, this prestige will have received its fine finish; and New Englanders have winked his vices out of sight because Jefferson's treatment of him makes him almost virtuous in their eyes.
Thomas Edwards in all this represent the whole body of the Presbyterians of his time? I am afraid he did. In his very sense, with the same vehemency, and to the same extent, they were all Anti- Tolerationists. Was there no exception?
I could not get it till near the next day. "Aunt Gary," I said, "I want to consult you about something." "You have always something turning about in your head," was her answer. "Do you think," said I slowly, "Mr. Edwards would have any objection to some of the people coming to the kitchen Sunday evenings to hear me read the Bible?" "To hear you read the Bible!" said my aunt.
On my return to the Clear Fork, which was now my home, a letter from my active partner was waiting, informing me that he and Edwards would reach Texas about the time the list of awards would arrive.
"These things, these Victorias and Edwards and so on, are temporary accidents just as the severance of an Anglican from a Roman communion and a Greek orthodox communion are temporary accidents. You will remark that wise men in all ages have been able to surmount the difficulty of these things. Why?
Tobias Boudinot, St Albans, Ohio, a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. B. for some years navigated the Mississippi. "The slaves down the Mississippi, are half-starved, the boats, when they stop at night, are constantly boarded by slaves, begging for something to eat." President Edwards, the younger, in a sermon before the Conn. Abolition Society, 1791.
"Take the bowl up, real careful, and carry it stiddy." Elmira threw back the ends of the red cashmere shawl, lifted the big bowl in her two small hands, and went out carrying it before her. Jerome opened the door, and shut it after her. "Now I guess Mis' Doctor Prescott won't think we're starvin' to death here, if her husband has got a mortgage on our house," said Mrs. Edwards.
Elizabeth was engaged with her needle also, and she bent her head to one side, affecting to arrange her muslin; but her hand shook, her color heightened, and her eyes lost their moisture in an expression of ungovernable interest, as she said: How much do we know of you, Mr. Edwards?