Life, Three Sermons, and Some of the Miscellaneous Writings of Rev. Jesse Greene (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Life, Three Sermons, and Some of the Miscellaneous Writings of Rev. Jesse GreeneIt has been my intention since the death of Mr. Greene, to lay before the public a sketch of his life, and labors. I feel assured that many of his friends and acquaintances, in this country, are better prepared, from many considerations, to give a just view of his character, in its various relations to the church, than myself. But I am not sure that such would take upon themselves the task; for our efficient men have generally a full amount of labor of their own, without engaging in a work of this sort: and while I feel unwilling that the virtues of such a man, should in a few years be covered in oblivion, or his name forgotten by the present generation, I cannot but realize the many disadvantages I shall of necessity labor under, and it is with timidity that I have entered upon the work. The probability too, of not meeting the expectations of Mr. Greene's numerous friends, is well calculated to embarrass one, who is but a novice in writing for the public eye. My object has been to lay before the reader a simple relation of facts, connected with the life of one, who for many years, stood as a beacon light to all who wished to secure an interest in the skies; and in so doing I have not designed to extol the virtues of the dead above measure, or to set up a model that cannot be imitated, but to relate truth unembellished by enthusiastic partiality; and as free as possible from those extravagancies which frequently proceed from feelings bordering on idolatry. I would much rather hold up to the mind's eye a true portrait of his character, than to dress him in the tinselled garb of eulogy, so that his friends would not be aide to recognise him.I have availed myself of every means by which I might obtain information that would add interest to the work. I have personally addressed a number of his cotemporaries and colleagues in labor; and while I feel much indebted to those who have kindly communicated to me what was within their reach, I have to regret that others have been entirely silent upon the subject. Some who had promised their aid, and were well prepared by their long acquaintance with Mr. Greene, to contribute greatly to the subject, have been removed by death. Among this number, was the Rev. W. W. RedmanAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.