Item #H33381 1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp. John J. Morris, A. M.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.
1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.

1857 handwritten The Brook By The Way, Christ's Promise & Preciousness, 189 pp.

Philadelphia: 1857. Hardcover. Tall 8vo, 10 x 7 inches, half leather and marbled boards, good (minus) copy with general heavy rubbing, wear, stains to binding, contents very good. 189 pp. manuscript, probably by a minister in the Philadelphia area, not sure what denomination. The subject is "the promises of Christ." In the succeeding chapters, mainly in prose with some verse passages, Morris elaborates on the promises of Christ, how they might be "safely and appropriately received," their holy character, the "grandeur of the subjects contemplated in the promises of Christ," and how these promises constitute "a valuable portion of the holy writ." Clearly written and in occasionally very elegant and moving prose. "How vast the extent of that sea of promises! The islands of fruition rise here and there above the gentle undulation of the waters, their summits all beautiful with verdure, all fragrant with the flowers transplanted from Paradise. The atmosphere is redolent with perfume, the winds bear a slaubrious current to the cheek, the sunshine is cloudless and eternal, and the prospect, oh the prospect, is the mountain of holiness, the gardens, the vineyards, the eternal river of refreshing purity, and all the forms of loveliness and beatitude which compose the residence of the sanctified and saved. There is no boundary to the ocean of Christ's promises to the believer." Morris published at least one book, "Sacred Lyrics, or Hopes & Yearnings Heavenward" (Philadelphia: King and Baird, 1852) which is a collection of his own religious verse, but we could find no evidence that this manuscript was ever published. Good. Item #H33381

Price: $375.00

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