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Obltuafy . ~~ Rev . John Griswf > od <~ -Mi * 8 Wiche . —Mrs . Cur tit . 67 b
July 24 , aged 59 , the Rev . James Griswood , minister of the Unitarian Baptist Chapel , in New Dock Street * Hull .
with which she was united ; ardently grateful to her benefactor ^ , assiduously kind , and anxiously affectionate in her friendships ; of tender sensibilities , of unassuming manners . She esteemed and loved her friends , and forgot not their kindnesses ; she thought little of herself ; a spirit which the Seacher of hearts will estimate and reward . Ma ids tone . T « P-
— 31 , at Maidstone , aged 58 , Miss Wiche , daughter of the late Rev . Join * Wiche , and sister-in-law of Dr . Evans , Islington . During the last nine years she had been incapacitated from all active duties by a paralysis . Throughout her former life , she had formed a most valuable member of the family and society
August 4 , at Hackney , El £ onora , the wife of Mr , Stephen Ctr * ms . ( Few cijv cumstances of general interest could occur in the narrow sphere of one who aspired only to lire in the esteem of her friends , and sustain the character of an
amiable , affectionate wife , and mother of a . happy family . Education and natural disposition had fitted her for this not unimportant station in society * Sh 6 governed her numerous offspring by Iot $ * alone . Severity was never practised * mh never needed ; and what shall Wttitteili
a&te for their early loss , for the tedsbtiS of virtue instilled into their tender minds by the warmth of maternal atifeettoti £ She had been brought up in the principles of the Established Church , bat r awed mankind as one family , and recegntecfd none of the moral distinctions which sects
the gloomy fregtotta proinisei * the commenceinept of * & everlasting day . The Boot M ¦ „ Wisdom alto declares , that «* honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time , or is measured by number of years ; Irot wisdom is the grey hair unto man , and an unspotted life is old age . "
The much-lamented subject of this me ** moir , whose life in its progress wad mark- * ed by its integrity , purity and simplicity , had entered on her twentieth year * when the decree * " Thou ahalt die , " became personally manifest . The awful mandate was received by her , not merely with
calmness and submission , but in the full confidence , that He from whom . she received existence best knew when it was fittest and best for her , for the church and for the world , that it should terminate . From her earliest years she had cherished an habitual sense of the
Omnipresence of the Deity , and had made it her grand object to act , as seeing Him who is invisible . Faith in the providence of God , and the correct and liberal views which she had taken of the Divine government , enabled her to support the progress of severe disease , during the trial of several months , without murmur or
complaint , and to relinquish those scenes of enjoyment and active usefulness on which she had entered with that sublime , reverential sentiment , Thy will be done * ** She believed that that vital power which was becoming dormant aud inactive ,
would be again energized ; that the sleep of death is but for a season , and that after death cornea judgment . She also felt the peculiar pain fulness attending the dissolution of the ties of nature , when its finest sensibilities and tenderest
sympathies have been justly awakened . They had become part of her identity . But religion * unsophisticated , rational religion , the religion of the Gospel of Christ , enabled her to triumph . From its consolatory doitrinea she derived the animating hope , the firm belief * that through Divine favour she fihould meet
again , in that state where the spirits of the just are . made perfect , those valued relatives and friends whom she loved on earth , aau \ whose watchfulness and care had contributed to her intellectual , moral and & > % tfros growth . It ted been the ° bjectjc » f her education to fit her to iin > - dertak a the instruction of youth , fotwhlch ^ considering her age , she Waa eminently minified . She entered <* n the
hntportau t employment at . S took port , in January , 1821 , immediately oti quitting the residence . of the writer of these *»» niarku , wlio had long had the rfatfefactiofl ot witnessing her ardont love bf excelfence ana persevering assiduity in the
pursuit * rf useful knowledge . The sjfhmpathy and regret eKpfessed both by her pupils and their friends during her illness and after her decease , bore honourable testimony s to the faithful , respectable manner in which she had discharged the duties of her office . Hie Sabbath after her interment , the Rer . James Brookes ,
of Hyde * addressed a very respectable gnd sympathizing congregation , from a text chosen by the deceased , — " All flesh is grass ; " and , agreeably to her wishes , he directed his impressive discourse princi
pally to the young , and endeavoured to animate them to a course of early piety . From an ardent wish to assist in promoting that important end , not for the sake of eulogizing the dead , these remarks are also offered . M . i ^^ mtm m ^ mm
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1822, page 575, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2516/page/55/