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'I felt that, however long to me
The slumber of the grave might be,
PUBLISHED BY JOS E PI DOWE,
22 COURT STREET,
Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1839,
BY JOSEPH DOWE, in the Clerk's othce of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
Minot Pratt, Printer.
The heart that hath wept beside the grave of the departed loved-ones, naturally turns with a stronger faith, and a more earnest attention to the home which they have found, and to the employments on which they have entered. Revelation gives us no minute description of the soul's first entrance upon these untried scenes; neither does it leave us in utter darkness. It teaches us that a continual progress and unending enjoyment awaits those who have faithfully accomplished their probation here. Faith fills the void, and good men of all ages have triumphed in the prospect of leaving the weaknesses of humanity, to assume the garb of immortality.
It is believed that this book contains many elevated thoughts and just conceptions of the Future Life of