sober, temperate, just and honest.
3. Diligent in his Business, and prudent in Matters.
4. Fixt in his Religion, a constant Attender on the publick Worship, and who appears in God's House with the Gravity becoming a Christian.
5. Of a sweet and agreeable Temper; for if he be Owner of all the former good Qualifications, and fails here my Life would still be uncomfortable.
It is rather a comfort to find in Number 5, even this bit of worldly wisdom, and it is to be hoped that the Rev. Ebenezer fulfilled all these exactions.
Before she had seen eighteen, says the Memoir, she had read and (in some measure) digested all the English Poetry, and Polite Pieces in Prose, printed and Manuscripts in her Father's well furnished Library, and much she borrowed of her Friends and Acquaintance.
She had indeed such a thirst after Knowledge that the Leisure of the Day did not suffice, but she spent whole Nights in reading.
When I was first inclin'd (by the Motions of God's Providence a