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TRIN. COL., CAMB.,
OF THE ROYAL PECULIAR OF PENKRIDGE ; RURAL DEAN, ETC., ETC.
WITH BRIEF NOTICES OF HIS MINISTERIAL WORK.
MRS. G. ALBERT ROGERS,
“Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give
thee a crown of life.”
AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.
In answer to the very numerous letters of
kind sympathy which have reached me, and the many requests for particulars of the last illness of him who, is gone-requests to which I am unable to respond individually-this brief record will, I trust, be kindly accepted.
His memory long will live alone
In all our hearts as mournful light That broods above the fallen sun And dwells in heaven half the night.”
- In Memoriam.
March 3rd, 1884. MY DEAR MR. KIRWOOD,
In compliance, in part at least, with the injunction which you enforced upon me as a sacred duty, that I should furnish some record of the departed one whose precious remains you had just committed to the tomb, and with whom you laboured so happily in former days, I will endeavour to give a brief outline of his last illness.
Very unexpected, as you know, was his removal. The blow fell indeed with a force at first all the more stunning, because to human ken it might have been