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Context of Cain's lamentations over Abel : In six books. I. His astonishment at Abel's death-his melancholy relation of the event to Adam and Eve, and his sorrowful separation from his parents when he became a fugitive exile. II. His conviction and penitence in his solitary retirement, with Satan's appearing to him. III. The appearance of Abel unto him as a messenger from Heaven, and their discourse. IV. His reflections on Abel's descension, and the consolation it produced to his soul. V. The appearance and discourse of Adam with him from Heaven-Adam's departure-his second appearance to him as the messenger of glad tidings and comfort-with Cain's melancholy reflections and doubts in the interval. VI. His patient waiting the will of God to depart from this spot of solitude, and earnest desire to see his mother before she goes to his father and brother-with the death of Eve in the presence of Cain. By R. C. Rogers
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