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profound respect for not only her testamentary dispositions , but have already displayed an anxiety to give effect to every wish and intention which they can reasonably believe to have been entertained by her .
Her unpublished work , which will form three volumes in octavo , is entitled , " Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution / ' The principal part , amounting to two-thirds of the whole , extending from the first administration of M .
Necker to the battle of Waterloo , is finished and corrected by her own hand . The style seems scarcely to need the last touches which she was accustomed to bestow on her writings as they were passing through the press .
Though she shunned the pretensions which would have been implied in the title of " A Parallel between the English and French Revolutions , " yet the very nature of the subject frequently presented that comparison to her mind . The unhappy results of the
attempts of France to become free 3 turned her eyes to the only great nation of Europe which still maintains her liberty . Towards the free Constitution of England she felt a reverence which indeed can hardly be too
great , and for the national character an admiration deeper than is commonly preserved in familiar intercourse with nations or individuals j though in her mind perfectly reconcilable with a warm love of her native
country , and a preference for the society of her countrymen , over that of those whom she might sometimes regard with more distant respect . Veneration for the seat of liberty , and
sensibility to the honour and happiness of France , were , indeed , naturally corrected by the filial affection which was the ruling sentiment of her life . To England her third volume is de-
DOMEST 1 C . Religious . Ordination of Mr , Gqskell at Thome . Among the " peculiarities which mark the different denominations of Christians , few have been more variously ' modified , than the ordination of ministers over Christian congrega-
dicated . The object of it is , to describe the society and the government of this country as they appeared to her during her last visit , with very favourable opportunities of observation , and at one of the most critical moments in the history of Europe . The whole of
that volume has not received the last polish ; a circumstance peculiarly unfortunate in the case of a writer , who , with all her ardour and boldness of expression , never presumed to offer any composition to the public till it had undergone frequent , patient , and singularly minute revisals .
She has left the care of her Manuscripts to the Duke de Broglie , the Baron de Stael , and the celebrated Mr . William Augustus Schlegel , who will certainly approve themselves worthy of her confidence in the performance of their somewhat delicate task , respecting the unfinished part of the work which thev are about to
publish . This publication , agreeable to her desire , will be followed by a complete edition of her writings , which will contain some new matter , and much important correction of her early productions , intended to bring them more near to the standard of her mature and
final opinions . It will also contain an authentic account of her life , which , in her case , will at least soon terminate the circulation of those narratives , which are not likely to spare her memory , as
they have attended the death of almost every considerable person in our time ; seeking a dishonest profit by the gratification at best of vicious curiosity , and often a jealousy and malice , at the expense of inevitable falsehood , of cruel wounds inflicted on the most
virtuous affections , and of a savage violation of the sanctuary of private life .
tions . Whilst some , Considering the service in an improper light , have acted as if they wished rather to establish their own authority and power over the consciences of men , than to give that instruction and important advice to their younger brethren which the occasion required ; others ,
556 Intelligence . —Ordination of Mr . Gaskell at Thome .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1817, page 556, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2468/page/44/