Personal Recollections of the Late Leonard James Abington, of Hanley, Staffordshire, with Memoir, and Extracts from His Correspondence, Arranged from Authentic Sources

Personal Recollections of the Late Leonard James Abington, of Hanley, Staffordshire, with Memoir, and Extracts from His Correspondence, Arranged from Authentic Sources

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...the formation of these ties, deeming it wiser to have a few select but tried and valued, friends, rather than a large coterie of mere casual acquaintances and companions. The following lines were composed by himself, on seeing the initials of an old friend in an a1bum--the late Dr.John Mitchell Davidson (formerly of Hanley): --" As sunbeams bright in winter's day Disperse all gloomy mists away, So does it cheer my heart to see Those well-known letters, J. M. D. " Since parting wishes we exchImg'd, Seven times have all the seasons rang'd; Yet memory dwells with fond delight On scenes now past like dreams of night. "But does the past, and sad regret, Absorb the whole of friendship's debt? No, Faith and Hope, which death can brave, Tell us we meet beyond the grave. " Though mercies plenteous as the dew, My daily gratitude renew; Yet still this truth is felt by me, The world has but one J. M. D." His delicate and kindly sympathy with those who had experienced bereavement is clearly set forth in the following letters, selected from many of like character and sentiment: To a friend on the death of her brother, Rev. H. Smith. " Hanley, September 7th, 1844. "DEAR Mas. T., "I have just received the mournful intelligence of our mutual loss--you of an affectionate brother, and I of a friend to whom I could always open my heart without reserve. I mourn with you in this bereavement, while we cannot forget the declara tion: 'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.' This is your brother's happy state. His work is done. The tongue which proclaimed the glad tidings of redeeming love is silent. The eyes...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739310
  • 9781236739315