Robert Cecil Saxon

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
March 30, 1893, Page 1
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Cradle’s Empty, Baby’s Gone.

On the morning of March 15 th, 1893, just as the rosy tints appeared on the eastern horizon, typical of the young life, the sweet spirit of little Robert Cecil, infant son of R. L. and Clara E. Saxon, took its flight.

After ten days of extreme suffering, our little darling’s soul was freed from its prison, and is now safe in the arms of Jesuq.

God took the little flower to bloom forever in heaven. Though he was lent to us but five short months he was entwined around our heartstrings, and we weep to think he is no more on earth.

We cannot give, nor wish to recall the wee one that has gone in all its purity to realms of bliss; though, when we looked upon the lifeless clay robbed of its spirit, and clasped the little waxen hands, we could but rebel and long for one more sweet caress; one more sweet smile.

We would fain clasp him to our bosom and “rock the dear baby to sleep” –But alas, angels sing lullabies while we weep.

The bereaved mother’s arms reach out in vain to receive her dear one and the sensitive ear listens for the faint wail of the little sufferer—then rushes upon her the stern reality—he is gone.

May the loving Father be ever near, her refuge and her strength, as He only can guide in the dark hours of distress and enlarge our hearts to understand the mystery unknown.

Sleep in sweet rest, babe! We know thou art not dead, but resting and waiting for thy loved ones to come. The gentle shepherd to shield thee from this world’s cold blast, reached forth and gathered thee into the fold.

“I take these little lambs” said He,

And lay them in my breast.

Protection they shall find in me,

In me be ever blest.


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