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Anne Dutton

Anne (Williams) Dutton (1692-1765) – Bio

Anne Dutton’s Letters on Spiritual Subjects – 1692-1765

“Quotes on Pride:” – By: Ann Dutton from Letters on Spiritual Subjects

Your Father’s love-tokens! By: Ann Dutton

Anne Dutton’s Letters on Spiritual Subjects

“Here is a feast for souls who desire to feed on Christ; to have His glories opened out before them, and the riches of divine grace in all their fullness and freeness set forth. Here, too, is food for the ‘lambs of the flock,’ comfort for the sorrowing, and encouragement for the weak and trembling ones. There is in these letters a union of doctrinal, experimental, and practical teaching, rarely found in combination.” 

A cup of bitters?

A love-stroke

A spiritual appetite

A sweet soft bosom to rest our weary heads

Adore the grace which opens our eyes

All our sufferings

And lead us not into temptation

As if we had never seen Him

Does the lion of hell roar at you?


Glad for crumbs of mercy

Glory is grace made perfect

Head or heart?

Heart-ravishing and soul-attracting

His sovereign love

I may lose all created sweets

In every crumb of blessing

In the sweet bosom, in the kind arms

Indwelling Sin

Infant Grace & Giant Sin

It is a sweet thing to suffer with Christ

Jehovah’s grace

Jesus your Friend

Lie down in the bosom of Christ

Live, and bathe, and dive, to a blessed eternity!

My dear husband’s death

My ingratitude, unkindness, and unfruitfulness

No step in your thorny path

Not a trouble could touch you!

O proud worms!

Of refuges for sinners

Oh, come, poor, weak thing

Oh, free, rich, glorious grace!

Oh, I am confounded at my own vileness

Oh, the heights, depths, lengths, and breadths of grace!

Oh, the infinite patience of our loving Lord

Oh, what a heap of empty vanities and cruel vexations

Oh, why me, the chief of sinners

Oh, why was not I left among the ignorant

Our Captain-Leader, the Lord our Lover

Our extremity

Our light and momentary troubles

Overcome us! Melt us! Draw us!

Really a work of grace or not?


Religious parentage and education

Remaining enmity, sin, and ungodliness

Soon your little crosses

That eternal feast!

The bosom of His eternal Love!

The cup of damnation and salvation

The furnace of affliction

The Lord can work by whom He will.

The love of Christ to you

The most weak and unfit instruments

The New Birth

The Palm Tree (afflictions)

The soft embraces of those sweet arms

The spiritual Israelites

The sweet clusters of Canaan’s grapes

The valley of the shadow of death

The wonder and joy of heaven and earth

Then farewell forever!

There is a snake in the grass

These cross-providences

This frowning, emptying providence

This monster, pride—this hellish sin

Transcendent, soul-attracting glories

We are almost home!

We are cold and frozen

We live in a world of changes!

We live in a world of snares and sinsBottomless, boundless, endless love!

Weeping may endure for a night

When the veil is taken off

When we are in the furnace

While He seems to slay you

Who makes you differ from thousands?

Why was not our lot with devils and damned spirits?

Worth infinitely more than millions of worlds!

Your Father’s love-tokens!

With permission from Grace Gems