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Reverend D. Freeman
MR. SULLIVAN'S DISCOURSE,
DELIVERED BEFORE THE
PILGRIM SOCIETY, AT PLYMOUTH,
TWENTY SECOND DAY OF DECEMBER,
BY WILLIAM SULLIVAN.
PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SOCIETY.
PUBLISHED BY CARTER AND HENDEE.
M DCCC XXX.
AND GENTLEMEN OF THE PILGRIM SOCIETY,
THE Coming of THIS DAY reminds us of the near neighbourhood of pain and pleasure in the human
When you turned your attention to its coming, you foresaw nothing to overshadow its usual brightness. It is come, and that one of your number who took an active part in preparing for your chastened rejoicings, is not among you. It is not yourselves, your Society, and this community only, who are affected, and afflicted by this unexpected loss. Your deceased brother had taken a subject of great and general interest into his diligent and affectionate care; he had devoted himself so closely to the study of the first settlement; he had assisted to bring its true character home, to so many pious and grateful minds; he was so much versed in all its historical details, that his fame had become a common property. The sudden termination of his life is a general bereavement.