A selection from a letter by James A. Haldane to his ten year old daughter, Elizabeth, written while he was away on a preaching trip, June 22, 1805:
Several young people are under much concern about eternal things. May the Lord, my love, manifest His glory to you, as he does not to the world…I am sorry to hear you have been unwell, but hope you are better, and that the Lord will make the illness useful to you. Our life is but a vapour. Let us live for eternity.
The Lives of Robert and James Haldane, by Alexander Haldane, first published in 1852, reprinted by The Banner of Truth, 1990, pp. 349-50.