The Nation's Mourning: A Sermon, Preached Before the Congregational Church and Society in Green's Farms, on the Day of the by B. J. RelyeaThe Nation's Mourning: A Sermon, Preached Before the Congregational Church and Society in Green's Farms, on the Day of the by B. J. Relyea

The Nation's Mourning: A Sermon, Preached Before the Congregational Church and Society in Green's…

byB. J. Relyea

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Excerpt from The Nation's Mourning: A Sermon, Preached Before the Congregational Church and Society in Green's Farms, on the Day of the National Fast, Occasioned by the Death of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, June 1st, 1865

Neither is it true that the first outburst of uncontrollable feeling, however real, is always followed by that permanent improvement of character without which af?iction fails to ao complish its end. You have sometimes witnessed instances of individual or family bereavement, in which the first tumult of 'emotion seemed for the time ungovernable; yet in the course of a few months, or even weeks, the whole current of their thoughts and of their lives was as vain and frivolous as if no such af?iction had befallen them. You have witnessed other instances of af?iction borne with comparative serenity, and with little outward demonstration, which has, nevertheless, left its mellowing and subduing in?uence upon the whole after life. Thus in national bereavement. While a solemn and becoming respect for the nation's dead, and a suitable regard for the forms and manifestations of sadness are always eminently fit and proper, it is well to remember that true sorrow does not consist in the trappings and decorations of mourning, but in a heart contrite and bowed down with grief. The benefits of af?iction are not derived from transient feeling, however vio lent, but from calm re?ection, and the abiding, deep-toned impression left upon the mind.

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Title:The Nation's Mourning: A Sermon, Preached Before the Congregational Church and Society in Green's…Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.06 inPublished:August 21, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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