Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday's Child: Edward Posey Merchant

Alexandria Gazette
28 October 1853

At Dumfries, October 13th, of billious dysentery, EDWARD POSEY MERCHANT, son of George W. and Sarah E. Merchant, aged 6 years, 1 month, and 17 days. It is said that "death leaves a shining mark." But in the death of this lovely and beautiful child, we may say, that the Good Shepherd loves to take to his heavenly fold, the sweetest lamb in teh flock, when he enters a family.

While the beauty, the habits, the conversation and loving disposition of little Edward endeared him to his parents and friends, all seemed to indicate that he was destined for an early removal; to bloom in a more genial clime,

Dear sorrowing parents, while you remember his love to you, his fear of the Lord, his respect for religion, his attendance on the Sabbath School, dry up your tears, Edward is safe, and while you try to follow him say with resignation,

"Lord he was thine, and not our own
Thou hast not done us wrong,
We thank thee for the precious loan
Afforded us so long."

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