The Wife's Trials and Triumphs, by the Author of Grace Hamilton's School-Days

The Wife's Trials and Triumphs, by the Author of Grace Hamilton's School-Days

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...long been, and the features wore their old expression of almost saintlike calm; yet, nevertheless, there was a change--that change that comes but once--that is more easily imagined than described--that, once beheld, is never forgotten by the awed beholder. It was the aspect that no mortal face may wear till the worn-out garment of the flesh is dropping from the redeemed soul on the banks of the river of Death; the light that comes not from any radiance of earth, but is the faint reflection of the glory that beams from the celestial city--the city of the Great King! Intuitively Lilian recognized the presence ofthat dark shadow that haunts all thresholds, from the monarch's to the peasant's; but here the dread angel came in his fairest, softest guise, like dewy sleep to a weary watcher--like the unbarring of a cage to a long-imprisoned bird. Lilian knew that the time of departure was at hand, and she summoned Bridget, who immediately sent some one to seek her master, and bring him home. It was long ere he came, for the messenger knew not where to seek him; and meanwhile Lilian and Bridget sat watching the fast ebbing tide of that failing human life. The evening wore on, and there was no further change; but suddenly, just as the sunset rays were gilding the forest boughs, Alice rallied, and asked to be lifted on her pillows. "Lilian!" she said, "dear Lilian! you, too, will tread the way to Mount Zion, will you not? You, too, will be of those who serve Him, doing his will here on earth, and at last joining with that multitude before the throne in the song of the redeemed?" "God helping me, I will," answered Lilian, solemnly. "Here, by your side, Alice, before you go to God, I renounce the vain shadows which all my...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562240
  • 9781236562241