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Catharine | Victorian Mourning Book | 1859

Catharine | Victorian Mourning Book | 1859

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Written by an anonymous pastor or priest, this Victorian consolation book begins with a brief memoir of a girl from his congregation who died after a long illness at age 19. The rest of the book offers spiritual advice on how best to consider the prospect of dying and how to find comfort through faith while grieving. I was particularly moved by an anecdote in which Catharine offers her father flowers she’d pressed and meant to arrange in a wreath for him, and how these inspired the inscription she requested on her grave. Plain brown cloth covers with bumped corners and a chip at the top of the spine.

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