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respected. She was born February 7, 1745, at Headcorn, her father, Mr. Edward Love, being one of the principal supporters of the General Baptist interest in that place. Indeed, the family of the Loves are its friends and ornainents in different parts of Kent even to the present day. The subject of this short memoir was married December 15, 1768, at Smarden. She had enjoyed throughout life an uncommon portion of health and strength. To the last she wore well; her faculties remained unimpaired, her corporeal energies undiminished. Her natural cheerfulness never forsook her, and her almost incessant activity ceased only with the termination of her career. Indolence was her abhor. rence, whilst industry was a kind of atmosphere in which alone she enjoyed a free and full respiration. To her beloved partner in secular concerns she was a help-mate of the first order; and when retired after his decease from the busy scene, her mind was ever employed in studying the welfare of her numerous and affectionate family. Nor did this excellent woman at any time suffer the affairs of this present transitory world to absorb the infinitely more important concerns of the world to come. She made an early profession of that divine religion which proved the guide of her life, the solace of her advanced years, and the firm ground of her hope in the anticipation of heaven! It is supposed that previous to her marriage she was baptized at Headcorn by immersion. Nor with her was it deemed an idle rite or an unmeaning ceremony. Her subsequent conduct verified the apostolic definition, its being the answer of a good conscience towards God. And while she thus adorned the profession she had made of her belief in the Unity of God and in the divine mission of his only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, she lamented the frozen indifference which in times past has too much characterized the General Baptists. Her last message to the writer of this article a few weeks previous to her decease, was a hearty congratulation on the zeal manifested by the friends in the Metropolis, in preaching and publishing the Four Lectures on Baptism. Having lived the life, she died the death of the righteous. Her removal was not preceded by the lingering agonies of disease, nor was she worn down by the debilities of age. Her dissolution was sudden and unexpected.

In vain my feeble fancy paints

The moment after death,
The glory that surrounds the saints

When yielding up their breath,
One gentle sigh their fetters breaks,

We scarce can say “ They are gone!"
Before the willing spirit takes

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Her mansions near the throne,
Faith strives, but all its efforts fail

To trace her in her flight,
No eye can pierce within the veil
Which hides that world of light..

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Thus much (and this is all) we know

They are completely blest,

Have done with sin and care and woe,

And with their SAVIOUR rest.

Her remains were followed to her last home by a train of relatives and friends. She has left five sons and five daughters, who knew her worth and revere her memory. She was interred at her own request in the General Baptist Burial-ground at Chatham, in the same grave with her beloved husband, for upwards of forty three years the companion of her best days, and for whose memory she expressed and cherished during her widowhood the most unfeigned regard. The Lord's-day evening after her interment, the Rev. Mr. Thomas delivered to a numerous and attentive auditory an appropriate discourse on Isaiah lxiv. 6, We all do fade as a leaf, the close of the address manifesting evident and honourable feelings of esteem for the deceased. The tomb has never received into its cold embraces the remains of a more upright and consistent Christian, a more uniformly valuable member of society. Such is the pure and genuine influence of the religion of the New Testament. And these are not the too adulatory strains that are lavished on the dead. They are the dictates of truth and soberness. The writer of this Obituary well knew and highly esteemed the deceased; in her he always thought the exquisitely drawn portrait of Soloman (Prov. xxxi. 10, &c.) felicitously exemplified: "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates." Islington, November 20, 1826. J. EVANS.

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