A Memorial Of Alice And Phoebe Cary; With Some Of Their Later Poems by Mary Clemmer

A Memorial Of Alice And Phoebe Cary; With Some Of Their Later Poems

byMary Clemmer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...many from coming, was attended by a very large number of the friends and admirers of the deceased poet. The service opened with an organ voluntary from the " Messiah," followed by the anthem, " Vital Spark of Heavenly Flame." Dr. Deems, the pastor of the church, read a selection from the isth chapter of St. Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians, and then said:--ALICE'S FUNERAL SERMON. 149 " I have not thought of a single word to say to you to-day, and I do not know that it is necessary to say one word more than is set down in the Church service. Most of us knew and loved Alice Cary, and to those who did not know her, my words would fail in describing the sweetness and gentleness of her disposition and temper. It seems, indeed, that instead of standing here, I, too, should be sitting there among the mourners." The speaker then described the patience with which she had borne her last sickness, and told how he had been by her side when the pain was so intense, that the prints of her finger-nails would be left in the palm of his hand as he was holding hers. But she never made a complaint. " She was a parishioner," said he, " who came very close to my heart in her suffering and sorrow. I saw how good and true she was, and the interest she had in all the work I had in hand; and I feel as if an assistant had died out of my family. The people of my congregation who did not know her, ought to be glad that I did. How many traits of tenderness have come before you here, how many observations have I been able to make to you, because I had been with her! To-day I can only make my lament over her as you do, in the simplicity of affection. Men loved Alice Cary, and women loved her. When a man loves a woman, it is of nature: when a woman loves a woman, it is...

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Title:A Memorial Of Alice And Phoebe Cary; With Some Of Their Later PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217666051

ISBN - 13:9780217666053

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