[p. 12] and undefiled Religion. Her Innocence, Modesty, Ingenuity and Devotion, charm'd all into an Admiration of her.Her ends this ‘Story of a Short Life,’ for at the age of twenty-seen years Mrs. Turell died after a brief illness, leaving one little son, the last of three children, Samuel, of whom she said, ‘My Desire is that my Samuel be lent to the Lord, and be employed by Him in his Service and in his Church.’ In conclusion Mr. Turell writes, ‘I question whether there has been more Grief and Sorrow shown at the Death of any private Person, by People of all Ranks to whom her Virtues were known; Mourning for the Loss sustained by ourselves, not for her, nor as others who have no Hope. For it is beyond Doubt that she died in the Lord, and is Blessed.’ So these few withered leaves of memory that have lain forgotten for over a century still exhale the delicate perfume of this quiet, studious life; a life circumscribed both in aims and attainments as viewed in the light of today, yet one that made the world a better place for those who have come into the larger liberty of thought and action.
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