Memoir of Margaret and Henrietta Flower

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Perkins, Narvin & Company, 1835 - 72 pages
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Page 25 - This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
Page 25 - Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near...
Page 62 - They're here in this turfed bed — those tender forms, So kindly cherished, and so fondly loved, They're here — Sweet Sisters ! pleasant in their lives, And not in death divided. Sure tis meet, Each blooming one, should linger here, and learn, How quick the transit to the silent tomb. 158. Forgive O Lord ! the parents wish, That Death had spared their son, And help them from their hearts to say,
Page 55 - After describing the funeral services, from the text — " Is it well with the child ? And she answered, It is well" — he says : — "He was carefully deposited in the narrow house, between twelve and one o'clock.
Page 43 - As soon as she could move, she desired to be led to her sister's apartment. She was indulged. She stood close by her bed. They looked long, and tenderly at each other. But they spoke not. Those who saw that fixed gaze, in which | soul seemed to mingle with soul, can never forget it. It was the parting of the sisters. The scene cannot be described in words.
Page 30 - But we must now turn from the contemplation of her excellence as a scholar ; — and view her in sickness and affliction. Early in the autumn of 1833, she was taken ill, while in Boston, of a typhus fever. Some extracts from letters to her father, written by her mother, who went on to attend her in sickness, give a clear description of her state of mind. "Boston, Sept.
Page 30 - At my arrival, I found our dear Margaret very low. She seems much comforted at my coming, and is all love and tenderness to her friends. She says, ' I used to dream I was with my dear parents, but awoke to find it was all a dream.
Page 76 - Where the fresh turf marks their tomb,Ye no more shall see them bearing Pangs that woke the dove-like moan, Still for your affliction caring, Though forgetful of their own, — Ere the bitter cup they tasted Which the hand of care doth bring, Ere the glittering pearls were wasted From glad childhood's fairy string...
Page 61 - Learn all you can of divine 55 truth ; study it with earnest prayer for the Spirit's guidance and instruction ; and meditate deeply on what Christ has done for your soul. Remember that you too may be removed by an early death, and as you value your well-being through a long eternity, it is necessary that you be always ready to give up your account to God. 'A soul prepared, needs no delay.
Page 36 - It has already been mentioned that her affection for her only sister, was exceedingly ardent, and seemed to have some mixture of a mother's tenderness. The last letter that she ever wrote, was to her. It was dated from Boston, a short time before she was taken sick. It expressed her delighted anticipation...

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