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Died , Sept . 9 , at her house , in Sidmouth , Mrs . Elizabeth Carslatce ,-the . eldest sister of John Carslake , Esq . 6 f the same place , whose death we recorded fourteen months ago £ X . 522 . ] She had completed the J 8 t \\ year of her ag £ , and for some time past had heen
evidently in a declining state . She had a large circle of relatives and friends , and was deservedly esteemed by them . She was a steady Dissenter , but had not the smallest dislike , to any who conscientiously differed from her : the liberty she claimed for herself in
religious matters , she freely accorded to oilrcrs . She was entitled to still higher praise than this :- her faith was practicaly as well as liberaly it led to ^ g 6 od works . She was well aware th at the mere calling of Christ Lord was
barous' names , as it is there expressed , are given it by God . The Indian mythology paints it uuder different forms , more particularly as Seeva . By the northern nations it was . called Surtur , who is
described in the Edda as making war upon Odin ; In the Funeral Song of Hacon , it appears as the wolf Fenris , chained now , but ^ whp will break loose hereafter , and destroy the world . In the Greek and Roaiau poets , particularly Ovid and
Claucfinri , ~ \\! is conspicuous in the Battle of the ( iiants against Jupiter , and has thence passed into the poetry of Milton . Pindar , after describing the confinement of these Oiants in TEtna , represesents them as belching out streams of fire . ( Pyth . 1 . )
aWAAT ' TJTV ^ ryg GtyvorotrOLI UJOLyOLl Mars is made by Homer ' a fierce malicious being , destructive to men and delighting ia blood , < Acs $ , Af ££ , € pQ 7 * OcXoiys , pioLtfyoveg Ii ~ lib . v . ' In the sacred writings of the Jtews , also , tfcis principle appears , and is called JVakas , a serpent , ( Gen . iii . 1 . } and on this the Christian doctrine is founded . It seems to be , and thus it is explained by many critics , the principle of evil , as personified in the philosophy of the East . And it is remarkable , that in Persia both the principles were personified under the ^ yjgbpl of two serpents contending far the MVNDANE EGG . ( n the above poem no aflVision is made % o the origin of evil , it only admits its existence , and accords with that philosophy , which supposes it a necessary part of ttie ^< jpreserit system , and that " partiul evil mar b * univerW good .
not sufficient to prove her his true dis « ciple , and to fit her for that eternal life which he is appointed to bestow This venerable and amiable womati supported through the whole of her long life , a blameless and lovel y character . She was placed by Providence in very favourable circumstances , and
she was neither insensible of the advantages she enjoyed , nor an unfaithful steward of them . Her friendshi p was not lightly given ; but when ones imparted , it was steady and durable , nothing but worthlessness of character could shake her attachment . Her
virtues were all of the mild and unobtrusive kind r her mind was serious , but not at all gloomy . Her natural temper was good , and the views she entertained of the paternal character
of the Almighty , and of the wisdom and goodness of all his disjunctions , led her to acquiesce in all his appointments and satisfied her that ever )' thing was tending to good . The < £ eat Christian doctrines of a resurrection
from the dead , a future re-un ion with her beloved relatives and friends , and an intercourse with all the virtuous of mankind in the kingdom of their common Father , were frequently the subject of her thoughts and conversation . These doctrines £ ave her high
delight , and no- wonder that thej should , they are full of consolation and fitted to cheer and support in all the calamities and decays of mortality . JLike her aged and good brother , she
was eminently a child of peace , and nothing upon earth gave her so much satisfaction , as when she witnessed a just and peaceful temper in those about her . Her life being thus goo * ness , it was in the natural order o \
things that her end should he peaces " Mark the perfect man , " says W Psalmist , " and behold the upngM for the end of that man is peace This was fully verified in the subjed of this account . Her last illness w *
not very long , nor was it v <; ry pa * fill T-she retained her senses ^ "J * last . About an hour and half « ero her death she swallowed a little m »* i and then gradually , and tra ^ jT resigned herself to the sleep o * . fV " Blessed are the dead who cbcm ** Lord . " - , ' *
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1816, page 616, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2457/page/52/