Memoir of Mrs. Sophia Cooke, Late of Stalham, Norfolk. Compiled Chiefly from Her Own Mss

Memoir of Mrs. Sophia Cooke, Late of Stalham, Norfolk. Compiled Chiefly from Her Own Mss

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...were now beyond her strength. Meantime a gracious providence had prepared her an asylum. Mrs. Cubitt, a family connexion and an intimate friend, had been living, a widow, in a comfortable house at the other end of the village. She had long been the subject of weakness and disease; and on December 7th, 1843, she died. Mrs. Cooke felt the loss severely; and she refers to it in her diary with expressions of deep regret. At that time she had not the most distant expectation of occupying the house thus vacated: but when, a few months after, there appeared a probability of her release from her duties at the mill, the closed dwelling of her friend suggested itself as a suitable retreat, and connected as the families were, there was little difficulty in obtaining it. The arrangement was most agreeable to Mrs. Cooke. She had a firm faith in the overruling providence of God: and considering how soon after the house was at liberty, it was required by, and was engaged for herself, she gratefully calls it in her diary "Providence House." But the haven of rest, though near, was not yet entered; and the bar which was to be crossed in reaching it was trying and somewhat dangerous to the shattered bark. Her own house had to made ready to receive her; and this alone involved an amount of care and anxiety which she could ill bear. At the same time the mill house was to be prepared for the reception of its new mistress; and the bustle of the workmen was distressing to her head, while the additional labour consequent upon their presence was more than sufficient for her hands. All that kindness and affection could do to relieve her, however, was done; and she was mercifully carried through without material injury. On February 18th, 1845, her son was married, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661920X
  • 9781236619204