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Stories and Poems — Gustavus Abeel

The Aged Penitent by Gustavus Abeel

Charles Doe Gustavus Abeel

 THE AGED PENITENT OR FILIAL PIETY REWARDED AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE   BY REV. GUSTAVUS ABEEL, D. D. When I first saw Mr. L——, the principal subject of this narrative, his tall figure and venerable appearance indelibly impressed my mind. He was eighty years of age, and upwards of six feet in height, though his form was somewhat bent. His hair was as white as age could make it, and his limbs were yet firm and vigorous. In early life he had been a soldier of the Revolution; and afterwards, for many years, had followed the occupation of a miller; but...

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