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“You needed not, my dear madam, to ask the permission which I so gladly give, respecting the insertion of some of my effusions in the work of benevolence, upon which you are engaged. Your 'Gift will, no doubt, be a most soothing and grateful one to the class for which you design it, and to which, I regret to learn, you belong.

“You are thus giving another proof of the truth of what is said of the tree,—that it must be through its own wounds that its balsam is poured forth to heal or sooth those of others. But if, amid your afflictions, you feel that they are from One who is too wise to err, and too good to be unkind, you are not without comfort, and you will bear in your heart the sweet assurance and divine promise,— They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.' 'He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.''

MARY A. PATRICK.

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Page " This year thou shalt die"

Mrs. Sigourney 46 A Dirge

Rev. G. Croly 47 The Progress of Life

50 Resignation

51 Elegiac Stanzas

52 Ye shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be"

Mrs. Sigourney 54 Lines suggested by the death of a Cousin

Miss M. Day 57 The Genius of Death

59 Remember me

61 The Last Journey

Blackwood's Mag.63 Lines on his own approaching death Michael Bruce 66 The Grave

68 Stanzas

Josiah Conder 71 112 Alice

PART II.

CHILDREN, PARENTS, BROTHERS, AND SISTERS.

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Page My Home is the World

T. H. Bayley 75 Lines from the Cambridge (Eng.) Repository

79 Extract of Letters from a Brother to a Sister

81 The Dying Father to his Daughter

83 The Old Man's Funeral

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85 To my little Daughter

87 The Infant's Prayer

Mrs. Sigourney 90 The Trunk from Sea

H. F. Gould 92 The Dying Child

Christian Ex. 95 My Brother's Grave

97 A Father to his Motherless Children Mrs. Sigourney 99 The Soldier's Infant

101 The Mother's Grave

102 To a Mother on the Death of her Infants J. Q. Adams 105 Funeral of Dr. Mason F. Cogswell

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Page Description of a Tomb in the Church of Ashbourn, (England)

115 The loved one that sleeps far away Mrs. Crawford 117 The Departed Benefactress

119 The New Tomb

H. F. Gould 121 The Land of the Blest

Mrs. Abdy 123 On the Death of an Infant

126 The Mother's Dream

H, F. Gould 127 Weep Not!"

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