(James Meikle, "A
Periodic Interview with
the King of
Terrors" March 7, 1797)
Our youngest child for some weeks
been getting teeth, and was seized with a
And though sometimes a little better
the fever returned and cut her off.
Yesterday she was interred.
Here divine sovereignty is clearly manifested--
I am spared for many years, but my pleasant
mingled with the dead!
In a little while--it will be eternity with us all!
Our best wisdom will be--to hold a loose grip
every comfort which can perish, and to fasten
our grip on eternal things. The more we have
our hearts in heaven--the less will the troubles
of time distress us.