Test All Things

My dear friend Time and circumstances did not permit me on Tuesday evening, when I saw you at Barrowden, to do anything more than merely acknowledge the receipt of your letter....

My dear friend, Isaac Harrison I am glad that I did not go to Leicester this last visit in vain. I felt encouraged by the good attendance all the times I...

My dear friend, Isaac Harrison I purpose, if the Lord wills, to leave Oakham for Leicester on Tuesday morning by the coach, and intend to bring my wife and little girl...

My dear friend, Isaac Harrison I am sorry that I shall not be able to be with you on Lord’s-day, April 21st. I am sorry it should happen so; but I...

My dear Sir, Few greater afflictions can befall the people of God than the removal of a faithful and beloved pastor. It generally happens, if he has been long going in...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I am glad you did not stand upon ceremony with me, and wait until I answered your first letter. I seem slower at writing letters than...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I think sometimes that no one professing to fear the Lord can be more tempted, tried, and exercised, than I am with sin. Unbelief, infidelity, and...

My dear friend, Beecher I was glad to read your experimental letter, as I have many trials and temptations, both as regards myself and the ministry; and a word of encouragement...

It is with great reluctance that I bring forward any matters relating to myself; and yet to disarm (if possible) enemies, and to afford some explanation to friends, I have thought...

My dear friend, John Grace I am much obliged to you for your kind and affectionate letter, and for the unpublished letter by Huntington which it contained. It is a very...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I hope I may say I am, through mercy, mending somewhat under the treatment I am passing through here. The doctors give me encouragement to believe...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin Knowing that I am poorly, you will not expect a long letter from me. Still I will (D.V.) try and write a few lines. As regards...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I hope I may say I am gradually mending. Still, it is very slow; indeed, scarcely perceptible, and the time of year is against me. The...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I was truly sorry to learn that you had been so seriously ill; but at the same time was equally glad to hear you were better....

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I have been very poorly with the influenza, and, indeed, kept my bed nearly four days. I am now, through mercy, better, but still tender against...

My dear friend, John Grace I hope that by this time you are fully recovered from your fall, and have had additional proof that, if a sparrow cannot fall to the...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin If I delay much longer to write you will think I have fulfilled the old saying, “Out of sight out of mind,” or that something has...

Dear Friend I shall be very glad to have any or all of the late Mr. Gadsby’s letters which you can furnish me with. They generally contain much of the fullness...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin When I tell you that my poor sister, Mrs. Watts, is dead, you will not be surprised at the paper on which I write. She departed...

My dear George Isbell I am truly glad to learn that my dear mother and sister have been supported under this heavy trial and affliction; and I hope they may still...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I hope I may say I am better. I preached here last Lord’s-day morning, and went up and prayed in the meeting in the afternoon, and...

My dear friend, Joseph Parry I hope I may say I am through mercy better in health. I have partially resumed the work of the ministry, having commenced to preach once...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin. I am much as I was in health, and do not seem to gain much strength at present. I still continue to preach once on the...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I believe you have long found, by painful experience, that it is impossible to do anything according to the word and will of God without trouble...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin We arrived here safely, through mercy, on Tuesday evening, and found my mother looking pretty well. Friend D. is supplying at the chapel, but is not...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin It is a mercy amid all one’s coldness, deadness, and hardness sometimes to feel a little revival, and to be blessed in speaking of the Lord’s...

My dear friend, Joseph Parry You will be very sorry to hear that our poor friend M’Kenzie is dangerously ill. He broke a blood vessel on Saturday last, and brought up...

My dear Tiptaft I consider poor Mrs. C.’s case a very trying one, and one very difficult indeed to pronounce any decided opinion upon. Say, for instance, that we gave it...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin We were well attended at Leicester. Many, I am told, could not get into the chapel in the evening. I hope it was a good day,...

My dear friend, Joseph Parry I reached home safely, through mercy, on the Friday, to dinner, and found my dear wife and little family pretty well. I preached at Wellingborough Thursday...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin It seems that troubles and trials still await me, and what is to be their end or outcome, I know not. I was thinking the other...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin We had a church-meeting here, on Lord’s-day, and received two candidates for baptism. They were both well received, being well known to the friends and hearers...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I never came to London more unwillingly. I left Oakham very poorly, and weak in body and tried in mind, and called myself a thousand fools...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I believe on the main points of experimental truth and vital godliness we see eye to eye, and feel heart to heart, and this makes us...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin I was so poorly on Saturday night, and coughed so much during the night, that I almost despaired of being able to preach at all. I...

My dear Mr. Beecher From various causes I have not been able to attend earlier to your kind and friendly letter. I think sometimes that Satan, seeing the Lord has blessed...

My dear Friend, Joseph Parry, It is a mercy that where the Lord has begun a good work He will carry it on, and bring it to perfection. If it were...

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin My (lack of writing), I can assure you, has not arisen from lack of friendship and affection. Since I have had so many enemies and so...

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin You must not measure my feelings towards you by the frequency of my letters. Letter-writing to me is usually quite a task; unless there is something...

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin Before the February number of The Gospel Standard came out, I saw that I had laid myself open to attack upon the point which you so...

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin I am glad you are coming our way, but am sorry your stay will be so short. It generally takes a little time before we get...

My dear Friend, Thomas Godwin I would have answered your kind and friendly letter before, had not my time been so much occupied. I have been down to Stoke, to pay...

My dear Duncan Mathieson I have indeed reason to bless the Lord for the way in which in His mysterious providence and grace He has condescended to spread and bless my...

My dear Friend, Mr. Godwin I think sometimes when I am gone and carnal feelings buried in my grave, my writings and sermons will be more understood than they are now;...

My dear Friend, Miss Richmond I hope, if the Lord wills, and health and strength be given, to speak a little at Stadham on Thursday evening, the 23rd, on my way...

My dear Friend, Mr. Godwin You seem favoured with two great blessings — health of body and health of soul. Such blessings are they, that without them life is not life....

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin, Mrs. S. gave a sweet and blessed testimony before the Church. I never heard a sweeter account of the love of God shed abroad in a...

My dear friend, Thomas Godwin, I had a hard day’s work yesterday, and having a bad cold, was almost unable to finish. The baptistry here is most inconvenient, being so long;...

My Dear Friend, Mr. Grace I am much pleased with Miss H___’s letters. There is a freshness, a simplicity, and a naivete about them which, with their slightly foreign English, are...

My dear Friend, Mr. Grace I am much obliged to you for your kind and acceptable present, which came safely to hand. I much like what I have read of Huntington’s...