gardens and orchards are of a vast extent, and wonderfully pleasant;
and I know no nobleman in Great Britain that has such variety of
the most excellent fruit, which he is every year increasing, either
from France or other parts of the Continent. What quantity of fruit
he has, you may conjecture from one sort only: this summer he gathered
fifty pounds of strawberries daily, for six weeks together.
the evening I preached at the other end of the town, in our own
preaching-house. So many people squeezed in (though not near all
who came), that it was as hot as a stove. But this none seemed to
regard; for the word of God was sharper than a two-edged sword.
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upon the Governor and spent half an hour very agreeably. In the
afternoon we took a walk upon the pier, the largest and finest I
ever saw. The town is swiftly increasing, new houses starting up
on every side.
the evening I did not attempt to go into the house, but stood near
it, in the yard surrounded with tall, shady trees, and proclaimed
to a large congregation, ‘God is a Spirit; and they that worship
Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.’ I believe many
were cut to the heart this hour, and some not a little comforted.
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Coke and I dined at the Governor’s. I was well pleased to
find other company. We conversed seriously, for upwards of an hour,
with a sensible, well-bred, agreeable man. In the evening I preached
to the largest congregation I have seen here, on Jeremiah viii.
22 and they were all attention. Surely God will have a people in
19 August 1787
Bradford preached at six in the morning, at Mon Plaisir les Terres,
to a numerous congregation. I preached at half an hour past eight,
and the house contained the congregation. At ten I went to the French
church, where there was a large and well-behaved congregation. At
five we had the largest congregation of all; of whom I took a solemn
and affectionate leave, as it is probable I may not see them any
more till we meet in Abraham’s bosom.
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