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Anonymous Quotes & Thoughts on the Sermons of Reverend Moses Drury Hoge from 1894 to 1898. Confederate Army Preacher & Orator
Anonymous Quotes & Thoughts on the Sermons of Reverend Moses Drury Hoge from 1894 to 1898. Confederate Army Preacher & Orator

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Price: $175.00

Product Code: 29001156

A tiny pocket journal, written by an unknown individual whose entries mostly consists of quotes from sermons delivered by Reverend Moses Drury Hoge (often referred to in the journal as Dr. Hoge). Along with the quotes, are the writer's thoughts on these sermons. Dr. Hoge was a well-known preacher and orator for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war he rebuilt his church in Richmond, VA, and travel extensively to preach. The entries start in 1894 and continue to 1898, and below are a few excerpts: "The sermon was simple and beautiful- quite characteristic of Dr. Hoge. The rule of happiness as taught by the Scriptures, he says, 'to recognize and appreciate present blessing'.  The word 'thought' in the earlier language (of King James time) [meant] care,  anxiety , foreboding. 'Thought' now signifies those mental processes granted to us; memory, expectation, reflection." - Jan 5, 1896 " 'I beseech you (said Dr, H.) by the meekness and gentleness of Christ.' In the Yosemite Valley rise vast walls and columns of rock which echo back the thunder. But if a door perches in a crevice, or on a ledge and coos the rock echoes back the gentle note of the dove, and if a little lost child weeps at the base of the cliff, the rocks echo back the weeping child. The sermon illustrates not the sternness and terrors of God's wrath but the compassion, the meekness, gentleness and sympathy of Christ." Oct 16, 1898 Also in this journal as several quotes or excerpts of speeches, such as speeches written upon the deaths of Civil War General Robert E. Lee and Senator Edward Cary Walthall (Mississippi). One of the more hilarious quotes from the journal is "Referring to turkeys: There shall be nothing graver than the gravy, and nothing more stuffy than the stuffing." Additionally there are two loose pages, one is a newspaper clipping of a poem entitled "My Cigarette" and the second is a hand written quote in Latin. This journal was published by the Washington Life Ins. Co, and most likely given out by an insurance agent by the name of Thomas L. Alfriend, a prominent insurance and business man from Richmond, VA. The cover of the album has "L. Alfriend" embossed on the front. There is a section of the front cover missing some surface leather where the first name would go. This journal most likely did not personally belong to Alfriend as there is an entry on February 16, 1896 which details the journal owner's mother's death. Alfriend's mother died years before in 1852. Black leather covers. Gilt-edge pages. 72 pages. Approximately two-thirds filled. 4 1/4" x 2 1/".