Memoir of the REV. Benjamin Goodier

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 138 pages
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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.1825 Excerpt: ... 190 enabled me successfully to combat with a sickness, that at one time threatened to put a period to my existence. Let us then never be faithless to friendship, it is one f those strong ties by which the Divine goodness connects man with his fellow man, and leads us to make common cause in our struggles against the difficulties of life; its sympathy divides our griefs, and multiplies our blessings. I enjoy a' blessing, and my friend enjoys it with me. I flatter myself that you all anticipate with me at this time, the pleasure I shall feel five months hence, at returning home from France, with my health re-established, and myself restored to activity. In the mean time, I shall no doubt see many new and interesting scenes, which I shall take care to record for our mutual amusement. The evening is not far distant, when, seated by your comfortable hearth, I shall enjoy the pleasure of your company, in travelling over again the South of France, which I shall teach you how to do, without first running the risk of shipwreck; with all good wishes I am," fac. This was the last letter Mr.Goodier wrote in his native country; a day or two after it was written, he sailed, and the last scenes of his sufferings, and his life, were past in a land of strangers. Certainly few persons could be more fitted than he was to conciliate kindness and affection in such a situation, and to interest even indifferent persons for his comfort and welfare; but it is a melancholy thing in sickness and in death, to be bereft of the friends we have most loved, and the sympathy and support which are then most wanted; it is also very affecting to contemplate the contrast between the bright hopes and anticipations which at this period he indulged, and the great closing trial which awaited...

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