Lydia_Gay_Diary

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The diary of Lydia Gay Ingallas (1832-1840), wife of Mr. Daniel Ingallas of Boston, is one of sorrow. She was born in Massachusetts on July 25, 1765 and was extremely devout.

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one day amidst the place Where my dear god hath been, is Sweeter than ten thousand days of pleasurable Sin, my willing Soul would Stay In such a frame as this: And sit and sing herself away to everlasting bliss, [End of indent] Now we bid this Sabbath welcome: hosanna to the Son of david Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the lord, hosanna in the highest. O that we may be in the Spirit on this lord^s^ day: that this may be the Sabbath of the lord in our dwelling: in our hearts, a Sabbath of rest from Sin and a Sabbath of rest in god. enabl us we pray thee. So to Sanctify this Sabbath, as that it may be Sanctification to our Souls and body. A Stormy Windy and Snow and very cold day.

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[Indent into center of page] time time, as he passes us. has a doves Wing, unsoiled, and Swift.” [End of indent] O how Sick was poor Lydia last year this day, no Strength of constitution can withstand the Stroke of death, when he aims the blow, the physicians skill – his drugs and restorations are of no avail, they lose their healing influence and refuse there Wanted support to the springs of life the dearest ties that bind man to earth are sundered, through We loved as jonathan and David, Yet will death ere long shroud the object of our affections in the dark tomb, and Wrest the blessings of life our Embrace. the Assembly’s cateehism Lydia and my Self Said this all Most Evry Sabbath Eving and all our Hymn. We could Say Great many. I love to Say them and I never was more happy It brought to my mind our children all around me as usal on the Sabbath Eving, and great many chase of the bible by heart,

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I recived from my sister letter from Newburgh March 10 1832 Friday and Saturday night I could not close my eyes to sleep for thinking of Lydia. Though I do not wish her here but I feel her loss more and more but my loss is her Everlasting gain. for my feelings are such I cannot tell what to say it seem a little while since Daniel and Lydia fell a sleep they feel no sorrow nor trouble. There Enjoyment is perfect to our state of trial, if god loves us he feels more for us than human friends and if he smites us it is because he sees we need it.

[The I] I do not feel quite well and when my health is feeble my animap spirits always decline I feel weak and in pain I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto the o lord will I sing

A Dear christen friend from Newburgh to tea in the afternoon and Elisebeth and [cosen] cross [went] to [Rosbury] to see there aunt.

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I feel rath better this morning I have a [bliter] on and that have aford me relife, come and hear, all ye that feer god. and I will declare what he hath done for my soul. Blessed by god, which hath not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me. Grant O lord that we may not only hear, read, mark, and learn But inwardly digest the holy scriptures, as soon as the lord hath fulfilled this prayer upon any poor sinner then jesus is the hope of his soul: he esteems the scriptures as his daily food Who have also "found gods words and have eat them the volume of thy fathers grace Doth all my griefs assuage here I behold my Saviours face Almost in every page O may thy counsels mighty god, My roving feet command; Nor I forsake the happy road

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that leads to thy right hand 20 All lone this afternoon. once I had my Dear children withe me, but many of them are nomore, I am like a Sparrow upon the house top O keep my Soul. and deliver' me: let me not be ashamed, for I put my trus in thee. Let integrity and unrightness prserve me, for I wait on thee, the first woman is said to have been formed out of man it is observable. that the woman was neither taken out of the head, nor from the fee. but from the side and near the heart if therefore on the one hand, she ought not to assume Pre eminence on the other she is not to be trampled on and despised. but received as an equal and a friend the dark [day]

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