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The Good Old Man Dying

V. THE GOOD OLD MAN DYING

Never perhaps were two subjects more happily conceived, and beautifully contrasted, than this and the former. In all that is confusion, hurry, and terror; in this are perfect repose, beatic hope, and heavenly consolation. Peace in his countenance, his hand on the gospel, his soul devoutly ascending to eternal bliss, his affectionate children, some in prayer, others believing, or at least affectionately hoping, that he still lives; all denote how great is the happiness of the Good Man in the Hour of Death.