the life of darcy lady maxwell of pollock late of edinburgh

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III.—1767. Advantages of autobiography—Lady Maxwell's diary. After the preceding observations, Lady Maxwell shall be chiefly her own biographer. As none but God and herself could know the varied exercises of her mind and heart, so no pen but her own could have ever described them. Others might tell of what she said, and of what she did ; but she will relate what she thought and what she felt—what were the causes of her sorrows, and from whence arose her joys : she will unfold the motives which gave life and energy to her actions, and describe the might by which she was enabled to perform them : she will tell of her hopes and fears, her inward conflicts and spiritual conquests ; and give many an important lesson to those who are seeking for " glory, immortality, and eternal life." April 25. All the last week the Lord has been exceedingly gracious to me, giving me peace in believing, and at times joy. O the delightful moments I have experienced! I have found Jesus a most satisfying portion; but have been humbled before God, from a deep conviction of my want of conformity to him. 1 am ready to think none ever experienced so much of his goodness, who did not feel more of the transforming influence of grace. I am earnestly desirious to have my heart adorned with every fruit of the Holy Spirit, and my life with every virtue of the Christian character, that God may be glorified in me. I now see, in a different manner than what I formerly did, that all the mercies I enjoy, from a cup of cold water to the salvation of my soul, have been purchased by the Redeemer. This endears him to me. He is my all in all. July 14. The Lord is still merciful, and though often provoked, has not yet forsaken me. I still, through mercy, hold fast my confidence, though not at all tim...
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