The Personal Writings Of Eliza Roxcy Snow



The Personal Writings Of Eliza Roxcy SnowKnown Variously As Zion S Poetess, Priestess, And Prophetess, Eliza Roxcy Snow Is The First Lady Of Mormon Letters Secretly Married To Mormon Church Founder Joseph Smith In 1842, And Wed After Smith S Death To His Successor Brigham Young, She Was Also The Sister Of Lorenzo Snow, Fifth President Of The Church Her List Of Credentials Is Long President Of The Relief Society From The Time Of Its Reorganization In Utah, Author By Her Own Count Of Nine Published Volumes, President Of The Deseret Hospital Association, Organizer Of The Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association, The Children S Primary Association, And The Woman S Commission Store, Snow Lived A Long Life Of Real Accomplishment This Volume Brings Together For The First Time Her Life Writings They Present Snow S Life From Different Times And From Differing Points Of View, And Are Interesting Not Only For What They Reveal About Eliza R Snow, But For What They Suggest Yet Do Not Reveal About A Public Woman Who Wished To Maintain Her Privacy.

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  • Hardcover
  • 316 pages
  • The Personal Writings Of Eliza Roxcy Snow
  • Eliza Roxcy Snow
  • English
  • 22 October 2019
  • 0874804779

10 thoughts on “The Personal Writings Of Eliza Roxcy Snow

  1. Heather says:

    This is an interesting book Much of it is in Eliza R Snow s own words It contains the Sketch of My Life that she wrote about her conversion and earlier years, her Nauvoo journal and notebook, and journal entries from her time on the trail to Salt Lake from February 1846 to September 1849 Scattered throughout are some of her other writings and poems.It it quite amazing to think about her history, her life, her faith, her sacrifice, and her unwavering devotion to the truth She had to have This is an interesting book Much of it is in Eliza R Snow s own words It contains the Sketch of My Life that she wrote about her conversion and earlier years, her Nauvoo journal and notebook, and journal entries from her time on the trail to Salt Lake from February 1846 to September 1849 Scattered throughout are some of her other writings and poems.It it quite amazing to think about her history, her life, her faith, her sacrifice, and her unwavering devotion to the truth She had to have had many remarkable, but also many trying experiences in the middle of many important events and relationships in the early years of the Church I found these links from LDS.org and The Encyclopedia of Mormonism quite instructive as well I have been inspired by some of her writings and evenso knowingof her history I would like to learnabout her and her faith.Here are a few quotes that I liked from the bookMy parents carefully imprest on the minds of their children, that useful labor is honorable idleness and waste of time disgraceful and sinful and, with us, book studies and schooling were ever present intermingling with every other industry, not omitting music and singing Thus we never knew what it was to be idle p 7 Although my parents adhered to the Baptist creed, they extended to their children the right, and afforded us every opportunity we desired, to examine all creeds to hear and judge to prove all things Through being conversant with priests and people of different sects, I found them widely differing from each other and all,widely differing from that form of doctrine, and practice described in the New Testament, with the writings which, I grewandfamiliar year by year Feeling that religion was necessary, I sought for it.I heard of Joseph Smith as a Prophet to whom the Lord was speaking from heavens.A Prophet of God the voice of God revealing to man as in former dispensations, was what my soul hungered for, but could it possibly be true I considered it a hoax too good to be true p 9 The spirit bore witness to me of the truth I felt that I had waited already a little too longbut my heart was now fixed and I was baptized on the 5th of April, 1835 From that day to this I have not doubted the truth of the work p 10 I resided in the family of Joseph Smith, and taught his family school, and had ample opportunity to mark his daily walk and conversation, as a prophet of God and theI became acquainted with him, theI appreciated him as such His lips ever flowed with instruction and kindness and, although very forgiving, indulgent, and affectionate in his temperament, when his God like intuition suggested that the welfare of his brethren, or the interests of the kingdom of God demanded it no fear of censure no love of approbation could prevent his severe and cutting rebuke Though his expansive mind grasped the great plan of salvation and solved the mystic problem of man s destiny though he had in his possession keys that unlocked the past and the future with succession of eternities in his devotions he was humble as a little child p 11 The heavens became shadowed with clouds and a heavy shower of rain and hail ensued, and I exclaim d O God, is it not enough that we have the pre possessions of mankind their prejudices and their hatred to contend with but must we also stand amid the rage of elements I concluded within myself that the period might not be far distant, that will require faith to do so but the grace of God is sufficient, therefore I will not fear I will put my trust in Him who is mighty to save rejoicing in his goodness and determin d to live by every world that preceedeth out of his mouth p 52 How awkward you would feel to be introduced into the society of beings filled with intelligence and surrounded with glory, if entirely unprepared for such society Life itself might seem too short for such a preparation Then diligently seek wisdom and knowledge Study attentively the revelations which God has given heretofore, and receive and treasure up whatever shall proceed from his mouth from time to time for we live in a day when he is speaking to his people and to the inhabitants of the earth, through the prophet whom he has raised up for that purpose If you calculate to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, you must be determined you must not be afraid to be singular p 70 Last Sunday I had the privilege of attending meeting and in the forenoon listening to a very interesting discourse by Pres J Smith He took for his subject the words of the Savior to wit O Jerusalem thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto you how oft would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings and you would not He beautifully and in a most powerful manner illustrated the necessity of the gathering and the building of the Temple that those ordinances may be administered which are necessary preparations for the world to come he exhorted the people in impressive terms to be diligent to be up and doing lest the tabernacle pass over to another people and we lose the blessings p 76 Eliza was learning to improve her life by her own enterprise Self determination was a heady draft for a genteel nineteenth century woman, and Eliza was beginning to sip its flavor p 173

  2. AnnaMay says:

    I had to be Eliza R Snow for a dinner party R.S this week and this book was my main source I really found the 1st person helpful, as then I could simply compile enough quotes to fill 15 minutes time and be authentic.I don t get into early church history much because it tends to baffle me and remind me too much of the negetive off shoots of the church still existing today I m really glad for President Monson and the current 12 apostles and that the church continues to meet our needs with I had to be Eliza R Snow for a dinner party R.S this week and this book was my main source I really found the 1st person helpful, as then I could simply compile enough quotes to fill 15 minutes time and be authentic.I don t get into early church history much because it tends to baffle me and remind me too much of the negetive off shoots of the church still existing today I m really glad for President Monson and the current 12 apostles and that the church continues to meet our needs with each day I m glad for the good that Eliza contributed to the the early organization of the church What a lady As I read her accounts, I liked best the parts that demonstrated her sense of humor The part that most touched me was her marriage to and grief over Joseph Smith Jr when he died She was staying in the upper room of a cabin of a family and had no one to turn to in her grief over losing her husband Not much is known about their marriage, but it was in this grief and solitude that she penned the words for the hymn, Oh My Father Read the lyrics and so muchcomes to light Yes what a woman

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