Sepulchres of Our Departed

Sepulchres of Our Departed

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... your bodies sleep is a precious emblem of the rest of your 'spirits from all that afllicted you on earth. For you, all sorrows, disappointments, and woes are ended. No more shall ye languish and pine on a foreign shore in exile and in pain; for ye are at home, forever home. Ye have no more losses to mourn, no partings to endure, no temptations to resist, no sins to bewail. I We still painfully remember our fears and your increasing infirmities, parents of our love, as we-saw you passing from the summer into the evening of life. How you yourselves even seemed surprised as your strength abated and your eyes grew dim, and thus broken with age you sought the support of those arms to which you had given life, to assist you in your slow progress to the shade of that elm which your own hands had planted. And there, as we sat together, and looked out over the landscape, so changed by cultivation from its appearance in former years, you spoke to us of hygone days, of the goodness of Providence, and the companions of your youth. One by one, their friends had passed away, until they stood the lonely representatives of a former generation, like a few oaks that had withstood the storm which prostrated the forest. Fondly did we cling around those venerable forms, and earnestly as ever did we treasure up the lessons of wisdom which fell from the lips of our honored parents. But every day added to their feebleness, until all those images of extreme frailty, so glowingly pictured by Solomon, were visible upon them. The almond tree was flourishing, the grasshopper became a burden, desire failed, and the golden bowl was about to be broken; and conscious that they would soon go to their long home, they often uttered that touching petition of...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911954
  • 9781236911957