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1880. Excerpt: ... EIGHTH BOOK. RETIRING FROM THE FIELD. LETTER L
Review.--General Observations.--Spirit Of ForgiveNess.--Progress Of
Society.--Home: Its AdvanTages.--How We Fill Up The Measure Of Our
Days.--God A Present Help.--The Wish.--Looking Back.--Home. After
five years spent among the "breaking shadows and soft unfolding
light" of the border land with that dear people, husband's
declining health compelled him to retire from the pastorate, and
seek a home elsewhere. And though life had been a forced march, and
trials had lain in our path, there was a pleasure and freedom in
the ability to care for ourselves, and a sense of ripeness, rest,
and full inheritance in our natures, strangely unlike the untried
freshness and immaturity of youth. In our social intercourse, we
had been reaping the hundred-fold beauty and sweetness of what we
had planted so long ago. The fountain of love had lost none of its
warmth or radiance. Oh, if we could only keep our hearts in the
sunlight of affection, this passing away would be a triumph,
instead of sadness. This period, doubtless, will stand out to us as
the happiest, most interesting portion of our declining years. We
had enjoyed the pleasant parsonage, adorned and furnished with many
an additional comfort, --the mementos of agreeable surprises and
the provident thoughtfulness of kind friends in our life-long
journey. It was full of things precious from association, --pieces
of furniture, tables, chairs, carpets, pictures on the walls,
books, and keepsakes, which money could not purchase, kept for the
love of some dear giver, calling forth our gratitude and
thanksgiving. From it we had looked east, west, north, and south,
upon the green hills, in all their combination of grandeur and
form, cleaving the sky in a gorgeous sunset or in th...
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