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& case of diatress to remain which it was ilp her power to re move . She del igh ted in consoling' the wretched , and instructing the ignorant . The last time the writer of this had the happiness of seeing her , sheiiad ventured out on a col 4 winter ' s day * to forward the plans of a charity-school . That this superiority of character is to be attributed in a great
measure to her religion , will be readily admitted by those who were acquainted with the firmness of her faith and the ardour of her piety . She indulged none < af fcbat indolence or indifference on religious subjects which is recommended by a celebrated Doctor in his advice to his daughters . She considered it the
highest privilege and the first duty of a rational faeittg , to inquire into th& truth and importance of that system on which depended all h £ T hopes of future happiness I Most of her reading , therefore , and no smalt share of her conversation , vrcre directed to this interesting subject . And her faith was enlightened as it was
firm , and her piety fervent as it was exetnplary . She adored One God as the Father of all ; and she confidently trusted that his wisdom , power and goodness would effect that great object after "which her heart so ardently aspiredthe complete and eternal happiness of crery human creature . Such was her
religion , such were its fruits . As it rendered her life useful , so it rendered her death happy . If " an unspotted life be old age , ' * to that honour she had attained ; and when she was summoned to a better world , not one upbraiding of conscfcffcey not one neglected duty
came to plant a thorn on her dying pillow * She exhibited to her sorrowing attendants the perfect serenity or * a departing Christian ! •* Night dews fall not more gently to the ground , No * weary , worn-out -winds expire so soft . "
Jane Pktfpot * 1813 , Dec . 11 , in the . 59 th year of her age at Saffron Walden , Essex , Jank Phii / pot * wife of the Rev . S % ptiilpot . Pastor of the Unitarian Baptist Cliurch , Whose excellency shone wilh great lustre in every department in life which Providence had allotted tier in this world * a faithful and loving wife , wfrote liappiness consist-
ed in making her partner happy . As a mother of a large family , her unremitting care for their good , temporal acid spiritual , extended as far as human capacity would admit of ; as ai
friend , she was highly valued ; as a neighbour , respected and beloved by all : it may be truly said © f her that she was without an enemy . As a Christian , her principles were strictly Unitarian from conviction , occa «
stoned by close and attentive reading of the scriptures , which was her constant exercise and delight . In them ( as she used to say ) she saw the paternal government of her heavenly Fatfoerj towards his rational ctteaturfcs , in such a beneficent and pleasing light , a * attracted her mind to fcfefc I # re of irirtoe
a , nd holiness , so that she couid say it # ai with her , in a me as are , as k was with her Lord * her meat arid drink * 6 do iftc will of her God . Her constant attend * ance on , and delight in , gospel ©* d ?~ nances , and her close attention to private retirement for pr&f $ t > &&& mem ^ tion , could not fail to brig&ten and % ii
crease her virtues , £ n
struggle . Her remains were deposited in the Unitarian Baptist i ^ iMfyiliggi ^ otitidi Saffron Walden . The Re * , Saitrpsotf Kingsford improved tHe solemn , scehc ; by an oration at the gtavfc , and ari Intpressive discourse from Hebrews i ± : 27 th . verse , to a crowded audience , vrhto testified by theirsoi * rotrand fe * tirtheir * high esteem and regard for their depsort ^ ed sister . S . F . Jcrn .
Benjamin Dobgl . 1813 , Dec . y 4 , died » t Cranbrook in Kent , Mr . Benjamin Doueju , Pastor of the General Baptist Church in that place . He was the soot of Daniel and Elizabeth Dobejj who were formerly of the ( knominatio »
called Quakers , but who x oa being coflvipced of the propriety of water bap * tfsnj , left their counecuori with that $ »• ciet ^ y and associaUjd wil h thq Jtzptfam Mr . B . Dobel on his tinian witJh the above society at Craubrook , bccamjecmc of their occasional Prcacheai for fifteen
65 Obituary *—Jane Philpof . — Benjamin DobeL V '" V
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1814, page 66, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2436/page/66/