surface of your body; whereas, if
your clothes were dry, it would go thro' the body.
Hence a wet rat cannot be killed by the exploding electrical bottle, when a
dry rat may.
46. Common fire is in all bodies, more or less, as well as electrical fire.
Perhaps they may be different modifications of the same element; or they
may be different elements. The latter is by some suspected.
47. If they are different things, yet they may and do subsist together in
the same body.
48. When electrical fire strikes thro' a body, it acts upon the common fire
contained in it, and puts that fire in motion; and if there be a sufficient
quantity of each kind of fire, the body will be inflamed.
49. When the quantity of common fire in the body is small, the quantity of
the electrical fire (or the electrical stroke) should be greater: if the
quantity of common fire be great, less electrical fire suffices to produce
50. Thus spirits must be heated before we can fire them by the electrical
spark. If they are much heated a small spark will do; if not, the spark
must be greater.
51. Till lately we could only fire warm vapours; but now we can burn hard
dry rosin. And when we can procure greater electrical sparks, we may be
able to fire not only unwarm'd spirits, as lightning does, but even wood,
by giving sufficient agitation to the common fire contained in it, as
friction we know will do.
52. Sulphureous and inflammable vapours arising from the earth, are easily
kindled by lightning. Besides what arise from the earth, such vapours are
sent out by stacks of moist hay, corn, or other vegetables, which heat and
reek. Wood rotting in old trees or buildings does the same. Such are
therefore easily and often fired.
53. Metals are often melted by lightning, tho' perhaps not from heat in the
lightning, nor altogether from agitated fire in the metals.--For as
whatever body can insinuate itself between the particles of metal, and
overcome the attraction by which they cohere (as sundry menstrua can) will
make the solid become a fluid, as well as fire, yet without heating it: so
the electrical fire, or lightning, creating a violent repulsion between the
particles of the metal it passes thro', the metal is fused.
54. If you would, by a violent fire, melt off the end of a nail, which is
half driven into a door, the heat given the whole nail before a part would
melt, must burn the board it sticks in. And
it Possible to Arouse the People 138 Jesus Revealed as the Savior 379 Judgment the Ground of Repentance 202 Keep Politics out of the Church 160 Kind of Preachers and Preaching Needed 211 Knowing and not Doing 435 Laying the Corner Stone of a Catholic Cathedral 271 Lifted Above Sects and Parties 69 Light Within 61 Little Matters 53 Lordâs Day Meetings 270 Lotteries 11 Maintain a Pure Faith and Worship 289 Making the Bible Support Human Systems 71 Manâs Accountability .Page 44
Nothing may be added to it or taken from it.Page 47
âMy flesh is food indeed,â says he, âand my blood is drink indeed.Page 88
Infants and idiots can not understand, believe, receive, reject, or obey the gospel.Page 107
They are not constantly impressed, too, with the fact, that they are relying upon that which amounts to anything like certainty; for a large proportion who have occupied their position, before death have repudiated and renounced it,âmany of them in the immediate expectation of death,âand warned all their friends against it.Page 115
They that come to God must believe.Page 134
We have now an immense swarm of these idle dreamers; some of these have already reasoned themselves into the hallucination that they are in the New Jerusalem state, and that the christian dispensation, or the mediatorial reign of our Lord Jesus Christ has passed away! These idle away their time in discussing the ascension, through the different grades of spheres, which they imagine they shall eternally be attaining and passing through, with other kindred topics.Page 145
In this case, conscientiousness, if not even consciousness itself, if not entirely lost, is so greatly diminished as entirely to cease to perform its office.Page 151
Let no preacher shrink, in this age of sinfulness and pride; let no man of God be deterred by the ridicule of Universalists, by low wit of sceptics, or the vulgar mocking of atheists, from declaring the terrors of the Lord, for he says, âThe Lord shall judge his people.Page 166
Is there one true and divine religion in the world? The answer of the people in this country generally is, that there is.Page 171
No man on this continent called forth anything like the same amount of attention he did, for the space of forty years.Page 172
_ Men that contribute liberally of their substance to support those who are devoted to preaching, and see that their money goes to the men that do the work.Page 178
SUCCESS TO GOOD MEN.Page 179
But the leaven is working in the meal, much faster than many are aware of, and the mind of the people is changing, and the way is opening more and more.Page 194
The proper time is when persons first hear and believe the gospel; when their health, and strength, and reason, are unimpaired, and they can voluntarily _yield themselves_ to the service of God.Page 226
There are spiritual-minded persons in almost all the parties around us; and.Page 235
If any brother really has more of the spirit of the Lord than we have, we envy him not because _he has more than we_, but we are only sorry that _we have less than he_.Page 249
We turn our eyes to the infant in a manger in Bethlehem, and place them upon the child of promise, born according to the divine purpose, to whom God had been pointing from the beginning of time, who is to be the rise and fall of many nations, and the hope of the world, and find that all the divine prophets, and holy Seers of olden times, have been looking to him; that the attention of all heaven is directed to him, and, that the object now is, to engage the attention, enlist the hearts, and center the affections of the whole family of man in him who is called Jesus.Page 274
They were not to do this by coming together and eating a pagan feast, not discerning the Lordâs death and blood, by partaking of the loaf and wine, as the Lord appointed.Page 329
The paragraph is a just and beautiful tribute from an affectionate son to a pious and devoted mother.