Lectures On Mental Philosophy And Theology; With A Sketch Of His Life by James Richards

Lectures On Mental Philosophy And Theology; With A Sketch Of His Life

byJames Richards

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. LAST SICKNESS AND DEATH. For several months previous to his decease, the health of Dr. Richards declined gradually, though there were intervals when it seemed to improve. He had long entertained the belief that he was laboring under a disease of the heart, and the remedies to which he resorted were chosen with reference to such a belief. But a post-mortem examination showed that his disease had affected mainly the stomach, having materially diminished the natural dimensions of that important organ. Perhaps this may account for a gradual loss of flesh to which he was subject, and to which he often alluded in his correspondence, even during those intervals when his health appeared in some respects to be improving. He was subject, at times, to a determination of blood to the head, and of "subsequent suspension of arterial action." In the autumn of 1842, while walking in the village of Auburn, he was suddenly seized, and fell upon the pavement, and was taken up in a state of almost entire insensibility. From this shock he never entirely recovered, and he regarded it as a new "sentence of death" passed upon him by the voice of Providence. It became the occasion of manifest sanctification, and there is reason to believe that it contributed essentially to his diligence in setting his house in order, and becoming "meet for the inheritance of the saints in light." In a letter written at this time he says: "My chief concern is, to have my house in order in relation to both worlds. Never did the Bible appear so precious to me as during this sickness. 0 that I had studied its precious pages While thus afflicted with bodily infirmities he became the subject of a most painful bereavement in the death of his eldest child, Mrs. Beach, which occurred at Newark,...

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Title:Lectures On Mental Philosophy And Theology; With A Sketch Of His LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217859569

ISBN - 13:9780217859561

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