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THE COMFORTER.

OR

Short Addresses from the Book of Job :

A THANK-OFFERING.

DEDICATED TO
ALL HOSPITALS AND TO ALL PERSONS IN SICKNESS OR AFFLICTION.

BY THE

REV. RICHARD COBBOLD, M. A.,

RECTOR OF WORTHAM AND RURAL DEAN:

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AUTHOR OF ZENON THE MARTYR, A VOICE FROM THE MOUNT,"

A FATHER'S LEGACY TO HIS CHILDREN,ETC.

“ Once I had the cholera : at the first visit of the physician, he asked
me, in these words— Have you made your will, for your life is not
worth eight hours ? By God's mercy I lived, and by His grace do
make this Thank-offering for the good of others.”-R. C.

LONDON:
WILLIAM EDWARD PAINTER, 342, STRAND.

1850.

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PREFATORY LETTER TO THE SICK.

FRIENDS,

Though personally I can never visit you, yet, as though I were present in your sick room, so do I now speak to you. Thousands are the books which are written, for your

edification and comfort, on life, on manners, customs, works, and men; and every day, and every hour, have produced some meditations upon God and His wonderful dealings with us all.

Well do we know there is no device in the grave; and that, although we may leave many things behind

may never see the light till our bodies are in darkness, there is a pleasant thought that some souls may dwell

us, which

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