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the history of Mrs. Lee ; and, cannot be made too publicly for the same reason, I conclude known, in order to shew, that a her rest is the more refreshing person may be even very emher heaven the more happy inent in grace, and yet possess and glorious to her. In her | but a very small share of reliChristian journey, she has tra- gious enjoyment. The graces velled mostly by night—but of the Christian are the fruits though“ weeping may endure of the Spirit-they are prefor a night, joy cometh in the cious pearls—and if Christ is morning;" and her darkness we pleased to strew them in this trust is succeeded by the light sinful world, bidding us

s mark of eternal day. It is undoubt the perfect man” shall we, thro® edly characteristic of the real motives of delicacy, scruple to Christian, to be diffident of his gather them, and lay them up own exercises, and have a godly among our jewels ? God forbid. jealousy over his heart ; but I It will not be making the subject never knew one maintain such cheap, but the more precious a rigid scrutiny over her own for, the more grace there is in heart, and be so afraid to take the world, and the more it is up any evidence in her own fa- exhibited and distinguished, the vor, as was Mrs. Lee—though, more highly will it be valued, perhaps, in the strength of holy and the more glory will redound desire she is equalled by few, who to God and the Lamb. profess the Christian character. « Let us now attend to the Many a time, has she been interesting scene of her last kept from sinking by that pre- sickness and death, which, like cious promise of Christ, con- all her other exercises and sufscientiously applied— Blessed ferings, gradually progressed to are they that hunger and thirst their consummation. About after righteousness, for they the beginning of the last winshall be filled.” It was adapted ter, she was suddenly seized to her case.

with the disorder that finally “ It seems to have been the terminated her valuable lifedesign of heaven, by her exam- distressing cough, with other ple, to exhibit the Christian cha- symptoms of a pulmonary conracter, in a new attitude. Thus sumption. From her first seito display God's holy sovereign- zure, her mind was impressed ty, and rebuke us for prescri- with the belief, that it was her hing rules to him. This circum- last sickness, and she should stance in her character, is to be never recover. accounted for, from one or both “ With the history of her last of these two causes-either from sickness, you are all acquainted. constitutional make, or from her No exertions were spared, and setting up as her model and stan

no means neglected, which a dard for examination, charac-fond husband, and her benevo, ters, eminent, not only for their lent friends could administer for religious exercises, but their re- her recovery. But the progress ligious enjoyments. It is for toward dissolution, was steady this reason, I feel that the and sure. At times her friends Christian character, and reli- were cheered with hopes of her gious exercises of Mrs. Lee, I recovery ; and she herself, at a

certain time, took encourage- comfort were restored, her lanment, and assigned as the prin- guage has been, “ it is just as cipal ground of it, her faith in well to die at thirty-five as at sethe efficacy of prayer. “ I have, venty-my children are God's said she, so many pious, Chris- creatures--they are in his hands tian friends, constantly praying there they ought to be—there for me it is a great mercy, and I choose they should be- I have I believe that God will hear and no wish to take them outanswer their prayers.”-- leave them with God blessed

“ As to the exercises of her be his name, he does not need mind, she was, through almost me to take care of them-I feel the whole time of her last sick- no particular desire to live, ness, under a cloud, and her soul but to honor and serve him, and labored in darkness, under the to convince every one as far as I hidings of God's face. But, can, of the excellency of relithough distressed she was pa- gion.” This happy state of tient--though cast down she mind took place, about ten days was not destroyed. The justice before her death, and it deand propriety of God's dealings serves our notice, that it was with her, both in her outward directly after being publicly and inward affliction, shone very prayed for by this church, and clear and bright in her mind, congregation. The long continand her principal comfort seem- tinued gloom broke, and the day ed to be in contemplating and star again arose in her heart. Her acknowledging i-saying, “it spiritual comfort seemed to rise, in is all right-perfectly right-proportion as her bodily strength God does every thing well. It decayed. It was ever God's is just, that I should be denied method of dealing with her to his gracious presence in the lead her on gradually, and step hour of trial. I deserve noth- by step. He was now about to ing better-I have been so un- cut short his work in rigbteous, faithful to him.”

ness, and she ripened fast.She “ She had a high relish for re- never had the high triumphs of ligious society, and conversa- faith---never stood on Pisgah's tion, and used to say in the view top looking over, and viewing and fear of perishing “ Must I the promised land but in the be excluded the society of all vale below, looking up-followgood beings, and confined to the ing hard after the Lord-humcompany of abandoned wretch- bly hoping, and earnestly hunes eternally blaspheming God, gering after righteousness.-In where I never shall hear one the course of her last week, she good word spoken, nor one pray- was visited by Rev. Mr. Robbins er made ? This would be misery and myself, and she professed indeed.” At a certain time she to be strengthened, and consortsaid, and it was, perhaps, the on- ed in her mina. Providence so ly instance that looked like com- ordered it, that I was with her plaining, must I die, a young | when she died; and I bless God woman at five and thirty, and for this disposal. On the Friday leave my three little children in before her death, she set ber a wicked world, as lambs among house in order to leave it. With wolves ?” Since her light and I the utmost calmness and com

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posure, though she could speak willing to die? Answer. I hope only in a whispering voice, she I am—it is a solemn thing to gave directions to her husband. appear before God in judgment her mother Lee, and her chil

--but ( Christ-here her dren, about her funeral, and voice was interrupted by the ratwhat she would have done after tling of phlegm.-Q. Do you her death, in a variety of parti- feel a spirit of forgiveness ? 1. çulars ; and took a solemn and I freely forgive every body, and affecting leave of them. It was die in love and peace with all not expected she would be cal- mankind. Q. Do you feel that led away so soon, but God knew you have done any thing to dewhen it was the best time.-serve salvation ? 4. Nothing, I The latter part of Saturday am a guilty hell deserving creanight, it was observed by the ture-it must be boundless merwatcher, that she altered in her cs-Christ is my only hope. breathing-she observed it her. Through his merits I hope we self, and desired to have Mr. shall all meet in Heaven. Q. Lee called up, who slept in the Does Heaven appear glorious to same room. She believed she you? 1. Oh, my soul panteth was going, but her hope was for God! I long to be perfectly darkened. I cannot give up my conformed to him to be absorhope, said she, “but oh, if af- bed and swallowed up in him ter all I should be denied.” She this, this is heaven- this is desired Mr. Lee to pray with worth dying for. . Is your her, which he did twice before faith strong ? A. Christ is the morning. This cloud continu-only foundation, I humbly trust ed on her mind till about the in him. I cling to the rock ; middle of the forenoon. Mr. but am afraid I shall not be paLee sat by her, and read to her tient and honor God in my several chapters in the book death. of Psalms—among others, the " About the middle of the af30th Psalm, the last words of ternoon, I happened in-found which are, “ O Lord my God, I thehouse filled with sympathizing will thank thee for ever and ev. neighbors--Mrs. Lee dying, and er.”–Upon hearing this, she just able to speak a few words readily signified that she joined in a very low whisper. In a litwith the Psalmist. Her peace tle time, it was proposed to her and serenity were restored. by Mr. Lee to have two verses She requested Mr. Lee, that no of a Psalm sung—to which she uncommon parade might be readily assented. The words made at her funeral, and that proposed were the 4th, and 6th, decency only might be con- verses of the 149th Psalm. sulted. She remarked that

“ Saints shall be joyful in their king, it was a very great mercy that Ev'n on a dying bed, she had her reason clearly. And like the saints in glory sing, “Oh, I cannot be thankful For God shall raise the dead. enough, I hope it may continue When Christ the judgment seat

ascends, to the last."

And bids the world draw near, Several of her answers to Thrones are prepar’d for all his questions now asked her, I can- friends, not omit. Question. Are you Wbo humbly lov'd him here.”

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certain time, took encourage- | comfort were restored, her lanment, and assigned as the prin- guage has been, “it is just as cipal ground of it, her faith in well to die at thirty-five as at sethe efficacy of prayer. “I have, venty-my children are God's said she, so many pious, Chris- creatures--they are in his hands tian friends, constantly praying-there they ought to be there for me it is a great mercy, and I choose they should be I have I believe that God will hear and no wish to take them outanswer their prayers."-- leave them with God blessed

“ As to the exercises of her be his name, he does not need mind, she was, through almost me to take care of them I feel the whole time of her last sick- no particular desire to live, ness, under a cloud, and her soul but to honor and serve him, and labored in darkness, under the to convince every one as far as I hidings of God's face. But, can, of the excellency of relithough distressed she was pa- gion.” This happy state of tient--though cast down she mind took place, about ten days was not destroyed. The justice before her death, and it deand propriety of God's dealings serves our notice, that it was with her, both in her outward directly after being publicly and inward affliction, shone very prayed for by this church and clear and bright in her mind, congregation. The long continand her principal comfort seem- tinued gloom broke, and the day ed to be in contemplating and star again arose in her heart. Her acknowledging i--saying, “it spiritual comfort seemed to rise, in is all right-perfectly right-proportion as her bodily strength God does every thing well. It decayed.

ever God's is just, that I should be denied method of dealing with her to his gracious presence in the lead her on gradually, and step hour of trial. I deserve noth- by step. He was now about to ing better-I have been so un- cut short his work in righteous. faithful to him."

ness, and she ripened fast.She “ She had a high relish for re- never had the high triumphs of ligious society, and conversa- faith- never stood on Pisgah's tion, and used to say in the view top looking over, and viewing and fear of perishing " Must I the promised land--but in the be excluded the society of all vale below, looking up-followgood beings, and confined to the ing hard after the Lord humcompany of abandoned wretch- bly hoping, and earnestly hunes eternally blaspheming God, gering after righteousness.-In where I never shall hear one the course of her last week, she good word spoken, nor one pray- was visited by Rev. Mr. Robbins er made? This would be misery and myself, and she professed indeed.” At a certain time she to be strengthened, and comfort. said, and it was, perhaps, the on- ed in her mind. Providence so ly instance that looked like com- ordered it, that I was with her plaining, “ must I die, a young when she died; and I bless God woman at five and thirty, and for this disposal. On the Friday leave my three little children in before her death, she set her a wicked world, as lambs among house in order to leave it. With wolves ?" Since her light and I the utmost calmness and com

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posure, though she could speak | willing to die? Answer. I hope only in a whispering voice, she I am—it is a solemn thing to gave directions to her husband, appear before God in judgment her mother Lee, and her chil

--but () Christ here her dren, about her funeral, and voice was interrupted by the ratwhat she would have done after tling of phlegm.-Q. Do you her death, in a variety of parti- feel a spirit of forgiveness ? A. çulars ; and took a solemn and I freely forgive every body, and affecting leave of them. It was die in love and peace with all not expected she would be cal- | mankind. R. Do you feel that led away so soon, but God knew you have done any thing to dewhen it was the best time.- serve salvation ? A. Nothing, I The latter part of Saturday am a guilty hell deserving creanight, it was observed by the ture it must be boundless merwatcher, that she altered in her cy-Christ is my only hope. breathing—she observed it her- Through his merits I hope we self, and desired to have Mr. shall all meet in Heaven. 0. Lee called up, who slept in the Does Heaven appear glorious to same room. She believed she you? A. Oh, my soul panteth was going, but her hope was for God! I long to be perfectly darkened. I cannot give up my conformed to him to be absorhope, said she, “but oh, if af- bed and swallowed up in himter all I should be denied.” She this, this is heaven-this is desired Mr. Lee to pray with worth dying for. her, which he did twice before faith strong ? A. Christ is the morning.–This cloud continu- only foundation, I humbly trust ed on her mind till about the in him. I cling to the rock ; middle of the forenoon. Mr. but am afraid I shall not be paLee sat by her, and read to her tient and honor God in my several chapters in the book death. of Psalms-among others, the " About the middle of the af30th Psalm, the last words of ternoon, I happened in--found which are,

5 O Lord my God, I thehouse filled with sympathizing will thank thee for ever and ev- neighbors -Mrs. Lee dying, and er.”—Upon hearing this, she just able to speak a few words readily signified that she joined in a very low whisper. In a litwith the Psalmist. Her peace tle time, it was proposed to her and serenity were restored.- by Mr. Lee to have two verses She requested Mr. Lee, that no of a Psalm sung-to which she uncommon parade might be readily assented. The words made at her funeral, and that proposed were the 4th, and 6th, decency only might be con- verses of the 149th Psalm. sulted. She remarked that

“ Saints shall be joyful in their king, it was a very great mercy that Ev'n on a dying bed, she had her reason clearly.-- And like the saints in glory sing, « Oh, I cannot be thankful For God shall raise the dead. enough, I hope it may continue When Christ the judgment seat

ascends, to the last."

And bids the world draw near, Several of her answers to Thrones are prepar'd for all his questions now asked her, I can- friends, not omit. Question. Are you Who humbly lov'd him here."

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