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it and more, — to cast in my straw against a tide which sets strong, covertly if not openly, against a second home. I send this little volume to the world, in reverent memory of her who came to a broken home, and made it one again, and blessed it—who was as my father said,
“The idol of her happy home,
That heaven would bless for years to come, –
Let me close with this earnest word: The great care should be so to live in the home that when it shall any way be lost, there shall be no accompanying sting of memory, harder to bear than any will of God. A little constant thought, self-denial, fidelity, a true life each with each, and each with God, will not only save all unavailing regret, and insure the purest peace under all experience, but make the thought of reunion and life again in the Home of God, chief among incentives to His service.
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