0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books

Not currently available

Autobiography and Reminiscences of William Beebey Lighton, Containing an Interesting and Faithful Account of His Early Life, Enlistment Into the British Army, His Desertion, Capture, and Condemnation to Death, Sufferings, Escape from Prison, Settlement (Paperback) Loot Price: R399
Discovery Miles 3 990
Autobiography and Reminiscences of William Beebey Lighton, Containing an Interesting and Faithful Account of His Early Life,...
Autobiography and Reminiscences of William Beebey Lighton, Containing an Interesting and Faithful Account of His Early Life,...

Share your images

Autobiography and Reminiscences of William Beebey Lighton, Containing an Interesting and Faithful Account of His Early Life, Enlistment Into the British Army, His Desertion, Capture, and Condemnation to Death, Sufferings, Escape from Prison, Settlement (Paperback)

William Beebey Lighton

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R399 Discovery Miles 3 990

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ...Diuukari. dulged in grog shop oratory, loathsomely disgusting to ears less contaminated. How miserably debasing are the gibberings of the sot, who talks in his hallucinations with the wisdom of a statesman, or the devotion of a Christian, and sees not the pit at his feet, into which he is slowly and surely sliding. What a wretched picture does the inebriate present. Ruined in prospects and character, burdened with a sin which sinks him beneath the level of the poor brute, and murders his soul, he totters on into the eternity of night. Let conscience speak, ere it be forever steeped in the rum cask, before the subsistence of your family dissolves into the remorseless rumseller's inexorable grasp, give ear to her warnings and turn your feet from the edge of the precipice, your blood-stained soul from the gates of hell, and repent whilst the ear of mercy is open to the suppliant's cry. Oh may that happy day arrive when this " liquid fire " shall be cast injo oblivion--when men will practice that restraining grace that will preserve them from the deadly fascination of the wine cup, Satan's choicest weapon of destruction, and vice shall succumb to virtue. Thus encircled by profane characters, I could not refrain from occasionally administering a word of reproof, whieh brought on me a volley of dreadful oaths and fearful imprecations; but by resolution I ultimately restrained them from swearing in my presence. Another and most strange pretence for annoying me was my adhesion to study, which some maintained was inconsistent with the character of a minister of the gospel, arguing that he ought to preach entirely by revelation. These absurd persons also circulated a report that I had a large number of prayer and sermon books, from which I committed to mem...

General

Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Beebey Lighton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-24965-4
Barcode: 9781236249654
Categories: Books
Promotions
LSN: 1-236-24965-8

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners