The following pages are committed to the Press, after no little mental conflict. The “stricken deer,” says Cowper, “withdraws”.
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 verbatism 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 wind, with the prayer that they may help to “bind up the broken-hearted”.