This chapter comprises an introduction to Puritan writer Elizabeth Major and her published work, selected reading, and the edited text of her Honey on the Rod: Or a Comfortable Contemplation for One in Affliction (1656). Major suffered a debilitating illness in her mid-twenties that left her lame and in pain, and the title of her work showed that she saw this affliction as a correction from God's chastising ‘rod’, but that these sufferings were sweet because she was brought closer to him. This process is celebrated by her writings, which include a dialogue between ‘Soul’ and ‘Consolation’ and several poems.
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