Silentiarius. A brief essay on the holy silence and godly patience, that sad things are to be entertained withal. A sermon at Boston-Lecture, on the death of Mrs. Abigail Willard, and the day before her interment; who expired Septemb. 26. 1721.
Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728., Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Refuge of the distressed.
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IF I may not only Get Good, but also Do Good, by the Sorrows which are the Things appointed for me, with what a wonderful Satisfaction must I come to say, Lord, In Faithfulness hast thou afflicted me! He was an Happy Man, who could say, GOD hath caused me to be Fruit in the Land of my Affliction. 'Tis in a pursuance of this Happiness, that these Thoughts in a Duy of Trouble are Publish|ed, for the Service of my Fellow-Tra|vellers, thro' a Wilderness, a Land of Darkness, and fiery Flying Serpents.

Cotton Mather.