Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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feelings.
At this I was considerably hurt; yet I made no reply. I retired to a grove not far distant, and prayed to the Lord in behalf of my : that his heart the true gospel might be presented to him; and, that his heart might be softened, so as to recieve it; or, that he might be more religiously inclined.
After praying some time in this manner I returned to the house much depressed in spirit; which state of feeling continued until I retired to my bed; soon after which I fell asleep, and had the following dream:
I thought that I stood in a large and beautiful meadow, which lay a short distance from the house in which we were living; and, that every thing around me wore an aspect of peculiar pleasantness. The first thing that attracted my special attention in this magnificent meadow, was a very pure and clear stream of water which ran through the midst of it; and, as I traced this stream I discovered two streams trees standing upon its margin, both of which were on the same side of the stream. These trees were very beautiful: they were well proportioned, and towered with majestic beauty to a great hight; their branches which added to their symmetry and glory, commenced near their top and spread themselves in luxurious grandeur around. I gazed upon them with wonder and admiration; and after beholding them a short time, a bright light surrounded one of them, which appeared like a belt of burnished gold, but far more brilliant. Presently a gentle breeze passed by; and the trees encircled with this golden zone, bent gracefully before the wind and waved its beautiful branches [p. 49]
feelings.
At this I was considerably hurt; yet I made no reply. I retired to a grove not far distant, and prayed to the Lord in behalf of my : that the true gospel might be presented to him; and, that his heart might be softened, so as to recieve it; or, that he might be more religiously inclined.
After praying some time in this manner I returned to the house much depressed in spirit; which state of feeling continued until I retired to my bed; soon after which I fell asleep, and had the following dream:
I thought that I stood in a large and beautiful meadow, which lay a short distance from the house in which we were living; and, that every thing around me wore an aspect of peculiar pleasantness. The first thing that attracted my special attention in this magnificent meadow, was a very pure and clear stream of water which ran through the midst of it; and, as I traced this stream I discovered two trees standing upon its margin, both of which were on the same side of the stream. These trees were very beautiful: they were well proportioned, and towered with majestic beauty to a great hight; their branches which added to their symmetry and glory, commenced near their top and spread themselves in luxurious grandeur around. I gazed upon them with wonder and admiration; and after beholding them a short time, a bright light surrounded one of them, which appeared like a belt of burnished gold, but far more brilliant. Presently a gentle breeze passed by; and the trees encircled with this golden zone, bent gracefully before the wind and waved its beautiful branches [p. 49]
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