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The New England Society Orations


The New England Society Orations

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    Cephas Brainerd, Eveline Warner Brainerd
Excerpt from book: THE DUTY AND REWARD OF HONOURING GOD JOHN BRODERICK ROMEYN 1821 JOHN BRODERICK ROMEYN (1777-1825.) From 1808 till his death Dr. Romeyn was well known as a preacher in New York City. He left an important pastorate at Albany to take charge of the Cedar Street Presbyterian Church, then just formed. Before these he had filled satisfactorily posts in Schenectady and Poughkeepsie. He belonged to the Romeyn family of preachers, and was the son of Dr. Theoderic Romeyn, from whose work grew Union College. Among the labors without the immediate field of Dr. John Romeyn's parish may be mentioned his connection with the founding of Princeton Seminary. Not a student, Dr. Romeyn was yet a wide reader, and, though the power of his addresses is lost in the reading, he was an impressive speaker. From a description by his friend Dr. Vermilye, may be gathered some idea of his style. "He wms little of a rhetorician, but there was in his words most momentous truth. There was life, vivacity, pathos, downright energy, perfect naturalness and sincerity, which gave the preacher the victory and made him, as for many years he was, the equal of his associates in popularity and success." SERMON 1 Samuel ii. 30. Them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. OUBORDINATION, in civil society, is essential not O merely to its greatness, but to its very existence. Because all men are born free, it does not follow, that the distinction between rulers and their subjects is a matter of political compact, or the result of that superiority, which muscular strength, or providential advantages, give to some over others. Government of every kind is an ordinance of God: and however diversified the opinions of men may be about the mode of its administration, ...  
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