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Benjamin Morgan Palmer – The Broken Home Chapter 2

A Continuation of the reading of The Broken Home. The following pages are committed to the Press, after no little mental conflict. The stricken deer, says Cowper, withdraws To seek a tranquil death in distant shades :and so the mourner should hide his wound beneath his mantle. But the Free-M asonry of those in sorrow would pour the balm into other hearts which the Spirit of Consolation may have given to each. From the simple desire of comforting those who mourn, this story of repeated bereavements is here told. It is proper to add, that the conversations reported in these sketches are copied verbatim from notes taken at the time. They are recited without enlargement or embellishment, that they may be the more touching from their simplicity. Long-treasured memories are now scattered upon the winds, with the prayer that they may help to bind up the brokenhearted. 

The Broken Home chapter 2

Phillip Doddridge – THE CHRISTIAN STRUGGLING UNDER GREAT AND HEAVY AFFLICTION.

When at length your turn comes, as it certainly will, from the first hour in which an affliction seizes you, realize to yourself the hand of God
in it, and lose not the view of him in any second cause, which may have proved the immediate occasion. Let it be your first care to "humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Great Trials and Afflictions Endured