|Birth: ||Sep., 1841|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1847|
Laura Olivia daughter of Israel & Elizabeth Adams departed this life February 9, 1847 aged 6 y, 6 m & 6 d So fades the lovely blooming flower, frail smiling solace of an hour, So soon our transient comforts fly, And pleasure only blooms to die.
Quote is from a hymn by Anne Steele (1716-1778) ‘On the Death of a Child':
So fades the lovely blooming flower, Frail, smiling solace of an hour! So soon our transient comforts fly,
And pleasure only blooms to die!
To certain trouble we are born, Hope to rejoice, but fare to mourn; Ah wretched effort! sad relief!
To plead necessity of grief!
Is there no kind, no lenient art To heal the anguish of the heart? To ease the heavy load of care
Which nature must, but dreads to bear?
Can reason's dictates be obey'd? Too weak, alas, her strongest aid! O let religion then be nigh,
Her consolations never die.
Her powerful aid supports the soul, And nature owns her kind control; Whilst she unfolds the sacred page,
Our fiercest griefs resign their rage.
Then gentle patience smiles on pain, And dying hope revives again; Hope wipes the tear from sorrow's eye, And faith points upward to the sky.
The promise guides her ardent flight, And joys, unknown to sense, invite, Those blissful regions to explore, Where pleasure blooms, to fade no more.
Note: dau. of Isreal & Elizabeth Adams; aged 6 yrs 6 mos.
Solitary Valley Cemetery
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Originally Created by: CMC
Record added: Jul 11, 2009
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