The pathway of life ; Intended to lead the young and the old into paths of happiness, and to prepare them for a holy companionship with him whose kingdom is as boundless as his love . THE FIRST BORN. I would not want to see a rail train with five hundred Christian people onboard go down through a drawbridge into a watery grave, I would not want to >4S THE PATHWAY OF LIFE. see five hundred Christian people go into such disaster, but I tell you plainly thatI could more easily see that than I could for any protracted time stand and see aninfidel die, though his pillow were of eider-down and un

The pathway of life ; Intended to lead the young and the old into paths of happiness, and to prepare them for a holy companionship with him whose kingdom is as boundless as his love . THE FIRST BORN. I would not want to see a rail train with five hundred Christian people onboard go down through a drawbridge into a watery grave, I would not want to >4S THE PATHWAY OF LIFE. see five hundred Christian people go into such disaster, but I tell you plainly thatI could more easily see that than I could for any protracted time stand and see aninfidel die, though his pillow were of eider-down and un Stock Photo
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The pathway of life ; Intended to lead the young and the old into paths of happiness, and to prepare them for a holy companionship with him whose kingdom is as boundless as his love . THE FIRST BORN. I would not want to see a rail train with five hundred Christian people onboard go down through a drawbridge into a watery grave, I would not want to >4S THE PATHWAY OF LIFE. see five hundred Christian people go into such disaster, but I tell you plainly thatI could more easily see that than I could for any protracted time stand and see aninfidel die, though his pillow were of eider-down and under a canopy of vermilion.I have never been able to brace up my nerves for such a spectacle. There is some-thing at such a time so indescribable in the countenance. I just looked in upon it. YOUTHS TO FORTUNE, BUT TO FAME UNKNOWN. for a minute or two, but the clutch of his fist was so diabolic, and the strength ofvoice was so unnatural, T could not endure it. There is no hell, there is no hell, there is no hell ! the man had said for sixt}^ years; but that night, when I lookedin the dying room of my infidel neighbor, there was something on his countenancewhich seemed to say: There is, there is, there is, there is ! THE PATHWAY OF LIFE. 249 The mightiest restraints to-day against theft, immorality, against Hbertinism, against crime of all sorts—the mightiest restraints are the retributions of eternity.Men know that they can escape the law, but down in the offenders soul there isthe realization of the fact that they cannot escape God. He stands at the end ofthe road of profligacy, and He will not clear the guilty. Take all idea of retribu-tion and punishment out of the hearts and minds of men, and it would not belong before Brooklyn and New York, and Boston, and Charleston,

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