Memorials; V. 1-2. Family and Personal, 1766-1865 Volume 1

Memorials; V. 1-2. Family and Personal, 1766-1865 Volume 1

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...After the family had returned to Mixbury, and I to my work in London, comforted by this happy change from so great a danger to steady convalescence, my Father himself was taken dangerously ill. The accumulated pressure of my Mother's state and his watchfulness over Edwin, together with his mourning for my brother Henry and my Uncle Ralph, proved too much for his strength, and a blood-vessel broke upon the lungs early in November 1838. The first alarm which reached me was by a letter from Edwin, as to his being prayed for in church; and his condition soon became more critical. I joined my brothers at Mixbury on the 8th of December; there VOL. I R seemed to be then no room for hope. There could not be a life, the continuance of which there were stronger reasons (according to human judgment) for desiring. To my brother William and myself, who had entered upon our several callings, his experience, wisdom, and loving counsel, were invaluable; the rest of the family looked to him for everything--my Mother, still suffering from chronic ill-health; my two elder sisters, one just twenty, the other eighteen; and the rest, down to my youngest sister, who was only seven, in different stages of education. On the 12th of December 1838, a day never to be forgotten by any of us, we heard from London that Dr. Latham, the physician and friend in whom we had so much reason to place confidence, and who had peculiar skill in pulmonary cases, was coming down two days afterwards to see my Father, and advise upon his case. By one of those remarkable instances of the many-sided applications of the Scriptures to human affairs, of which all who are accustomed to resort to them for guidance and strength must have had experience, we received encouragement from one of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579267
  • 9781236579263