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hers, and if ever she had a thought that centered in herself, she subdued it, as unworthy of the high and disinterested standard, to which she had brought all her feelings and actions. One of her oldest friends, on hearing of her decease, wrote: “Every friend to virtue and intelligence, knowing her as I did, must and will feel a deep sorrow, at the departure from this world, of so large a portion of real genius and exalted virtue, united with a richly improved mind, and above all a pious devotion to the gospel of Christ, the religion of her fathers. I have known her from her youthful days. At all times, I was delighted with her opinions, her principles, and her conversation. In prosperity and adversity, she was kind, benevolent, hospitable, and a warm hearted friend. I delight, even now she is dead, to dwell on the recollection, and to make a record in this place, of the many happy days, and weeks, and months, I have spent in her company, in her house, in her father's, and in my own father's, houses. But, my dear sir, the best friends must, and invariably will part, when it is God’s will to separate us.”
Mrs. Hall died at Philadelphia, on the 8th of April, 1830, aged 69.
When such a woman is taken from us, at an advanced age, and under circumstances which afford such ample testimony, that she has been called to a state of blessedness, it would be selfish to repine. We should rather be thankful that she has been spared so long; that she has been permitted to build up by her own abilities, so excellent and so durable a monument to her own talents and virtues, and has left behind her, so bright an example of Christian usefulness.
ON THE EXTENT
AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERTING IT IN
FAVOUR OF CHRISTIANITY.
THE influence of women in the community of mankind cannot be made a question. They are one half of the rational world, and are endued by the Creator with moral and intellectual qualities in common with men; their relative weight must therefore be felt in every civilized Country. What is the extent of this influence—and what are its appropriate objects, are questions well worth our most serious consideration.
The delicate texture of the female frame, so inferior in size and strength to that of man, is a plain indication that Providence has not allotted to both the same theatre of action. Her inferiority in this particular has, from the beginning of time, very naturally assigned to her the em. Ployments of social and domestic life, and these employments, again, have especially prepared her for the discharge "fall those interesting duties which flow from their various