Memoirs of the life, religious experiences, and labours in the gospel, of James Gough, compiled from his MSS. by J. Gough

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Page xx - Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters saith the LORD Almighty...
Page 123 - Finally, brethren, whatfoever things are ' true, whatfoever things are honeft, whatfoever things ' are juft, whatfoever things are pure, whatfoever things ' are lovely, whatfoever things are of good report : If ' there be any virtue, and if there be any praife, think
Page 136 - Jefus the author and finifher of our faith; who for the joy that was fet before him, endured the crofs, defpifing the fhame ; and is fet down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Page 70 - ... upon the encouragement given by William Penn, most of the friends in some parts of this principality, removed and settled in Pennsylvania, and amongst the rest John's father and mother, with most of their children. From inclination he would have removed with them ; but a higher power directed his stay in his native land, and to that he gave up father and mother and every thing. This good man recounted to me the great favours of the Lord to him all along to that day, to the following purport....
Page 174 - a royal priesthood," (1 Pet. ii. 9.) as the apostle paraphrases that expression. " Our Lord gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity, and to purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works, Tit.
Page 121 - are over the righteous, and his ears are open " to their prayer; that godlinefs is profitable " unto all things, having the promife of the " life that now is, and of that which is to '
Page 70 - He further told me that he lived and maintained his family on a farm of four pounds a year, but at length had purchased it and improved it, so that at that time he reckoned it worth six pounds a year. The first journey he travelled in the ministry, being to visit friends thro...
Page 107 - Here in their meetings for discipline, as well as for worship, a zeal for the honour of God, and the good of the church presided, and friends were excited to keep all things in proper order in the church. The first time I attended a half year's meeting was in the winter 1742, and it was indeed a lively good meeting, which I hope never to forget. After I removed from Cork to Mountmelick I attended the national, and provincial meetings for Leinster pretty constantly, and often in them was affected...
Page 61 - In winter, in crossing this river, they sometimes had the ice to break ; and John said he had wept to see the blood on his wife's legs in coming through it. In those days truth was precious to its professors, who also possessed it, and no difficulties or dangers could prevent them from getting to their religious meetings, to enjoy the renewings of divine love and life, with their brethren.
Page 87 - ... to the northern yearly meeting to be at Kendal about two weeks from that time. We were that day pretty many in company, but more women than men, though both the roads and the weather were but indifferent. Hence I concluded that no other motive but that of religious desire drew them from home. It affected my mind, and made me hope for a good meeting. The widow of our worthy friend Robert Atkinson, then about eighty years of age, with two other elderly women walked on foot eight miles to it.

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