The death of our dear friend Elmore
(The life and
letters of John Angell James)
In the death of our dear
friend Elmore, the church has
lost a very valuable member,
and I a most affectionate friend.
Cut off in the prime of his life—his
death speaks loudly to us all.
What now is the world, or any of its
concerns, to him? Let our
hearts be more in heaven! We are too earthly
We are too much elated by the comforts of life; and too
depressed by the sorrows of life—forgetting how close at hand
the event which will render them both alike indifferent to
us—and us to
them. Eternity, eternity is before us—and what
earthly trifle should
greatly affect those who are speedily
traveling to eternity?