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text at bottom in plate:
Painted by Thomas Cole / Boston - Published by B. B. Russell 55 Cornhill / Engraved by James Smillie / The Voyage of Life _ Old Age. / From the original Painting by Thomas Cole, in the possession of Revd. Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York. / "While through this changing world we roam, / From Infancy to Age, / Heaven is the christian Pilgrim's home, / His rest, at every Stage / A beam from Heaven is sent to cheer / The christian on his road, / And angels are attending near, / To bear him home to God." / "The world recedes, _it disappears! / Heaven opens on my eyes! my ears / With sounds seraphic ring! / Lend, lend your wings! I mount, I fly! / O Grave, where is thy victory? / O Death, where is thy sting?" / Proof / "Entered according to Act of Congress U.S.A. _ by James Smillie in the Clerks Office of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York." / Printed by J. H. Daniels, Boston.


Mrs. L. W. Casey; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1930; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art


Schweizer, Paul D. "'So Exquisite a Transcript': James Smillie's Engravings after Cole's Voyage of Life". Imprint 11, no. 2 (Autumn 1986), pp. 2-13.
Raftery, Andrew. "James Smillie Engraves a Voyage of Life". Art in Print 7, no. 2 (July-August 2017), pp. 12-18.

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