Life, Journals and Letters of Henry Alford

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byHenry Alford

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... entered the chamber of sickness,' his brother did not recognize him by word or sign. He went out to make a last effort to ascertain from the physician whether any further advice could avail, and to bespeak the prayers of the congregation in the cathedral. Meanwhile the doctor and I remained. A haze was observed coming over his eyes; there was a very slight muscular movement of the chin and hps. The doctor said, "It will be very soon." I was able in a few earnest words to commend my beloved husband to the care of our Heavenly Father, and to ask for strength. And then with a gasp but no struggle, his spirit returned to God who gave it. "^n the next few days whilst addresses and numerous letters of condolence showed how wide was the circle of friends whose respect and affection he had won, the scattered members of his family assembled at the Deanery. In accordance with his well' known wishes, the funeral was to be as simple as possible in its arrangements. He always adhered to the sentiments which he had expressed many years ago in his sermon on Funeral Pomp. The Library was chosen as the fittest temporary resting-place which the house afforded for his beloved remains. Every part of the room seemed to be a distinct memorial of some of the works in which the energy of that active spirit was spent. There was the recessed window which enclosed what we were used to call "the New Testament desk," between shelves filled with the most recent works of German and English critics on the Greek Testament; the place of many a morning's work alone or with his Secretary. There was his reading-chair beside the fire-place, in which he sat to receive visitors in the Library, and in which most of his recent original compositions, sermons and essays, had been written: and over the fir...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... entered the chamber of sickness,' his brother did not recognize him by word or sign. He went out to make a last effort to ascertain f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217231594

ISBN - 13:9780217231596

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