Review: Elizabeth Prentiss, ‘More Love to Thee’
Elizabeth, the fifth child of Dr Edward Payson and his wife Louisa was born in Portland, Maine, USA in 1818. This is the story of her childhood development, her marriage in 1845 to George Prentiss and their subsequent life and work. I had no previous knowledge of this truly Christian lady, prior to reading this book, and was enthralled with her story. Despite the trials and bereavements through the years, – no anti-biotic or other modern medicines then – she seemed to grow stronger in her faith, and more diligent in sharing it with those around her and further afield by her writings: this at a time when most women would not have dreamt of being published. As I read she became someone I felt I knew personally, and her death at 59 in 1878 was premature to modern eyes. Her story paints a picture of the social scene at that time, and the links with other well known names in Europe and USA helped set the scene.
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