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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 378

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Author

Garrington, Eliza  

Title

Spiritual Recreations in the Chamber of Affliction: or, Pious Meditations in Verse / Written During a Protracted Illness of Thirteen Years by Eliza

Imprint

London: F. Westley, 1821


Call number

WPRP 378

Physical Description

xvi, 209 p. ; 19 cm

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 133.

Epigraph

"This is my comfort in my affliction; for Thy Word hath quickened me" Ps. cxix.50.

Online copies

Princeton University Library copy via Hathi Trust

University of California copy via Hathi Trust

Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

PART I. DOCTRINAL AND EXPERIMENTAL

THE CROSS OF CHRIST

3

THE PRAYER FOR DIVING REMEMBRANCE ANSWERED

5

THE SEARCH AFTER HAPPINESS

7

HAPPINESS WHERE TO BE FOUND

10

THE GRAND RESOURCE

14

LONGING FOR THE RETURN OF THE BELOVED

15

INVITATION

17

RESIGNATION

18

THE LORD, THE BANNER OF HIS PEOPLE

19

THE REST FOR WEARY PILGRIMS FOUND

22

SUPPLICATING THE ENJOYMENT OF PARDON

23

THE LORD'S KNOWLEDGE OF HIS PEOPLE

25

INCREASING AFFLICTIONS SOFTENED

27

SOLITARY SABBATHS ENLIVENED

29

THE BELIEVER'S SORROWS ALLEVIATED

31

THANKSGIVING

32

THE RESOLUTION OF YOUTH

33

A FRAGMENT

34

THE COURTS OF THE LORD PRIZED AND DESIRED

35

CONFIDENCE AMIDST INWARD TRIALS

37

CONQUEST

39

ENCOURAGEMENT AMIDST THE DIFFICULTIES OF THE WAY

40

DESIRING TO DEPART

42

SEEKING

45

THE DISCOVERY

47

THE BELIEVER'S CONFIDENCE UNDER DARK DISPENSATIONS

48

THE ENTREATY

50

LIGHT SHINING IN DARKNESS

51

THE ENQUIRY

52

LONGING FOR CONSOLATION

54

THE TREMBLING SUPPLIANT ENCOURAGED

56

AFFLICTIONS SANCTIFIED

59

PAST DELIVERANCE

61

HAPPINESS PROMISED BUT NEVER FOUND

63

THOUGHTS OF HOME

66

THE BELIEVER'S ASSURANCE OF IMMORTALITY AND GLORY 67

SOLITARY MUSINGS

68

THE CHRISTIAN'S CONSOLATION UNDER AFFLICTION

70

THE GRACIOUS DEDICATION

73

PART II. WRITTEN ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS

LETTER TO MRS. S ON THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND

79

ELEGIAC LINES TO MR. S'S MEMORY

81

ON LEAVING LONDON FOR MY NATIVE VILLAGE

83

TO MY BROTHER AND SISTER, T.S.G.

84

A DREAM

86

ANOTHER DREAM

86

FOR MY NEPHEW I.S.G. TO RECITE ON HIS BIRTH-DAY

90

A TOKEN OF REMEMBRANCE

91

CONSOLATORY ADDRESS TO MY SISTER S.J.G.

93

REFLECTIONS ON THE MORNING OF THE LORD'S DAY

97

MUSINGS AT MIDNIGHT ON THE BANKS OF THE CROUCH

99

HOME

101

TO MY MOTHERLESS NEPHEWS I. AND W.S.

102

TO MY BROTHER D. ON HIS BIRTH-DAY

106

ON READING MISS SMITH'S WORKS

108

RECOLLECTIONS IN THE WILDERNESS

111

TO MY PEN

115

ON MY OWN DEPARTURE

117

RECOLLECTED PLEASURES

118

TO THE FAIR SEX

119

THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP

122

REFLECTIONS ON THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR

125

TO MY FAMILY ON NEW YEAR'S DAY

128

TO THE MEMORY OF AN AFFECTIONATE FEMALE SERVANT

ELIZABETH-SARAH TO SARAH-JANE

135

LINES FOR MY NEPHEW W, I, G, S, TO RECITE

139

THE TIES OF NATURE

141

THE GRATEFUL MEMORIAL

142

REFLECTIONS ON MY BIRTH-DAY

145

ON BEHOLDING MY BROTHER'S CHILDREN

147

MIDNIGHT MUSINGS

148

RECOLLECTED KINDNESS

150

ODE. TO MY SISTER'S BIRD

152

REMEMBRANCE OF RURAL WALKS

153

A MEMENTO OF AFFECTION

155

THE REQUEST

157

TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. H. CHAMBERLAIN

160

TO MY NEPHEW AND NIECE D. AND E.

163

FILIAL EFFUSIONS

166

MEMORIAL OF GRATITUDE

168

TO THE MEMORY OF DEAR DEPARTED FATHER AND SISTER

171

TO A CHRISTIAN MOTHER ON HER SON'S COMING OF AGE

174

THE CHRISTIAN MOTHER'S ADDRESS TO HER SON

177

A MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION

181