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1821 . June 15 , Martha , wife of Jacob Hans Busk , iate of Chhagfprd , Essex , now of Pansbourne Parky Herts Esq ., one of the daughters of the Rev . Joseph Dawson , late of Royds Hail , near Bradford , Yorkshire , deceased . Did not custom demand that a tribute
of respect should be paid to departed worth , such a tribute could not have been easily withheld from the truly amiable woman whose decease is here announced . Her excellencies justly claim a memorial distinct from that which sorrowful recol-r lection has engraven on the breasts of her surviving friends . She possessed qualities which are not often found united ,
and which gave to her character that stamp of individuality which does not always mark even those whom we justly rank among the virtuous and the good . A sound and well-cultivated understanding was in her adorned by pleasing and graceful manners , manners which , by blending dignity with court eousness , see , med to exhibit the emblem of a mind in which heroic fortitude was combined
with every thing that is kind and gentle in the female character , with every thing that renders an amiable woman the grace and ornament of human life . Of her fortitude , the afflictive disorder which has prematurely terminated her valuable life
called forth the most unequivocal and affecting proofs ; and to her gentler virtues the grief of her surviving relatives bears , and will long bear , a mournful testimony . To say that she was a most excellent wife and a most excellent
mother were to say what may be said of thousands ; but there are few , comparatively , of whom it can be said with truth , that while formed to move in the circles of polished society , they find it no sacrifice to retire into the shade of domestic life , there to discharge duties which , though felt by the world in their effects ,
Sitt altogether excluded from its observation . Bttft Mrs . Busk ' s choicest enjoyments were experienced in the bosom of heir own family . Her ambition , if ambition she had , was to satisfy the full demands of conjugal and maternal affection , and instead of courting pleasure abroad , she chose to diffuse happiness at home . But no qualities , however
estimable , can ward off suffering and death : and this excellent woman , at the very tithe when her affectionate advice , her prudent instruct ion and her admirable example / would have been of most service to her rising family , hag sunk under a malady for which no effectual remedy has b ^ fcti found , and which subdues its victirti by a more distressing process than alW any , otfi e * whic £ > aU * wj $ Jpjmt the human frame . This malady she bore
with exemplary patience and resi gnation . That she should have been thus prema - turely withdrawn from rational enjoyment and substantial usefulness , places ner removal among those severe dispensations of Providence which , at present , we caa account for only by referring them to the
operation of general laws , and of which we cannot hope to see the specific utility until that time when tj ^ e gran d series of causes and effects shall be unfolded , and when the more calamitous events of life shall be explained , as explained , we trust , they will be , by the happy issue in which they will terminate ,. E . 6 .
July 7 , after a long and painful illness , Hannah , wife of Richard Martin , chemist , of Lewes * in the county of Sussex She was youngest daughter of the late Joseph Marten , ( farmer , ) of Kingston , near Lewes . Becoming a member of the General Baptist Church of Southover , in the vicinity of the $ bove town , in early
youth , she eminently adorned her Christian profession to the end of her lifts , which terminated in the 26 th year of her age . She was very zealous for the cause of truth and piety , and laboured in her sphere , by every means in her power , to promote them . In social and domestic life she displayed many virtues , and
conscientiously discharged her duties- She was tried for several years with much bodily affliction , which happily produced the peaceable fruits of righteousness , In her lajst protracted illness * ( whicU was a constitutional decline , ) she endured the complicated trial of almost constant bodily pain , which was often severe , and the certain prospect of being soon separated
from her earthly connexions , to whom she was tenderly attached by the affection of a heart peculiarly feeling and benevolent : she felt , exquisitely felt the trial : Job was keenly sensible to his sufferings nor did he conceal his feelings : it was so with her ; but , like that illustrious sufferer , she was never so affected as to lose her integrity towards God , or ner resign nation to his will . Whatever she
mauifested of her feelings ,, in all this * she sinned not : she ever confided in the essential goodness and unerring wisdom of her heavenly Father ; truly believing that He did all things well . She often expressed her confidence in Him , and submission to all His pleasure : and , as the closing scene drew nearer , her piety increasingly prevailed and triumphed .
Her friends are blest with the consoling reflection , that she died in the Low and hope to mdet her , happy , in the pr $ s « nc * < xf that aavieui * whom mt *•* ¥ seen , she nevertheless ardently lovea ,
49 & Obituary . — Mrs . Martha Bu * hv ~ M * $ . Hannah Martin
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1821, page 490, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2503/page/50/