(The following was written by Whitmore Winslow
at the age of 14. It was gleaned from his journal,
which was unknown to his family, until found
after his unexpected death at the age of 21.)
Oh, to realize the happiness in store for us in the
next world! If we more anticipated the blissful future,
we would not so much mind the miserable present.
A few short years will bring the Christian to the end of
his pilgrimage, and to the beginning of his eternal rest!
But, oh, let us never forget that while we sojourn in
this world we have a never failing Friend to whom we
can take all our trials and sorrows!