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AMY AND ROSALIE.

2 Mother's Memorials

OF TWO BELOVED CHILDREN.

"Shall I freely yield them back ?
And with no murmuring? So henceforth to lack
Those gems myself, which I had learned to see
Almost as mine for ever, mine in fee." ELEGIAC POEMS.

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I love them that love me, and those that seek me carly shall find me.'

PROV. viii, 17.
Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of
such is the kingdom of Heaven.LUKB xviii. 16.

“ If thou should'st call me to resign,

What most I prize,-it ne'er was mine
I only yield thee what was Thine ;-

Thy will be done."

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PREFACE.

When it pleases God to remove from the tender care of loving parents, the children whom He had graciously given them to train for Himself ;-children whom they had fondly hoped would be their joy and comfort through many future years, the surely has some special design of mercy to others, as well as to themselves. When His own grace had in a peculiar manner drawn the hearts of those little ones to delight in heavenly things, and had rendered them so sweet and lovely, that even a stranger "might take knowledge of them,

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Such were the thoughts that filled the mind of the bereaved Mother of little Amy and Rosalie, as amidst many tears, she penned the following Memoir, and such are the thoughts which she has requested the writer of these few prefatory remarks to make known, as her motive for giving to the public, what otherwise would have been looked upon as almost too sacred, and too private, for any eye but her

own.

Happy will she feel should the example of her children, particularly that of little Amy, in her truthfulness, her conscientiousness, her delight in secret prayer, and her love to Jesus, be made useful to others, and stimulate one little child to press forward on its heavenly

course,

Happy will she feel, if her own loss might be made the means, under God, of adding another jewel to the Redeemer's crown.

That He, who said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not,"

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