Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quotations: Who Is Loved

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"They say there is a young lady in [New Haven] who is loved of that Great Being, who made and rules the world, and that there are certain seasons in which this Great Being, in some way or other invisible, comes to her and fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight; and that she hardly cares for anything, except to meditate on Him…she has a strange sweetness in her mind, and singular purity in their affection…you could not persuade her to do anything wrong or sinful, if you would give her all the world, lest she should offend this Great Being.  She is of a wonderful sweetness, calmness and universal benevolence of mind; especially after this Great Being has manifested Himself to her mind.  She will sometimes go about from place to place, singing sweetly; and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure...She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have someone invisible always conversing with her."

~ Jonathan Edwards
written on the front page of a grammar book
about his future wife, Sarah Pierrepoint

3 comments:

  1. Hello all!
    I adore this quote! It ever reminds me of the woman I want to be.

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  2. He wrote that about his future wife? That is so sweet! Its a grand quote; thank you for sharing it with us. :)

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  3. Simply beautiful! Thank you for posting such uplifting encouragement!

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