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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 ornaments 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 abhorrence, 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 las mented 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

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,

Thos much (and this is all) we know

They are completely blest,
Have doue with sin and care and woe,

Aud 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 even. ing after ber 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 de. ceased; 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 ber of the fruit of her bands, and let her own works praise her in the gates." Islington, November 20, 1826.


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Amulet, the, or Literary and

Christian Remembrancer,
recommendation of, 391.
Extracts from, 391, 409,

430, 469
Anderson, Jotham, extract

from his "Recollections," 346
Anecdote of the late John

Anhalt, Duchess of, letter to,

on her change of religion, 463
April-day, an,

ARMSTRONG, Mr., his letter
i to Mr. Gurney, the Qua-

A. Y. on private and faini-
ly prayer,



A.'s report of the Dover and

Canterbury Sunday-school

. B. on American Unita-
rian publications, 21. A
poem on Youth, by,

Adam, Rev. W., new mode of

attack and defence adopt-
ed against, in the East

Adams, Ex-President, death

of 294, 357. A letter of
his on intemperance,

A. H.'s outline of a plan for

the religious improvemeut
of the poor,

America, celebration of the

landing of the Pilgrim Fa-
thers in, 1. Churches
of, 235. New Unitarian
church at Salem in, 354.
Theology and literature

American Unitarian Asso-

American Unitarian publi-

American Unitarianism, 361
American Wesleyan attacks

upon Unitarianism, 311


B. on Mr. Wright's lettes

preparatory to his visiting
Scotland, 216. On Ame-

rican Unitarianisın, 361
Barton, Bernard, verses by, 295
Belsham's, Mr., Dissertation
on Paul's Epistles,

BEREAN, A, on the Unitari.

anism of 1 Cor. xv. 27,


Besley's Exeter News, an CARPENTER, Rev. Mr., his
instance of clerical into-

recommendation of the
lerance, from,

36 Radford Unitarian con-
Bhye, Alla, character of, 414 gregation,

Bible, Natural History of Cartwright, Major, piety of,

218, 258

351. Instance of his in-
Bidlake, Mr. William, obi-

tegrity, ib. Prayer of, 352.
tuary of,

454 On subscription to creeds,
Bigotry of New Baptist Ma-

353. Maxim of, ib. His


dying message, ib. Reli.
Birds, catalogue of forbid-

gious opinions of, 354


Catholic Emancipation, re-
Birmingham Jourual, cha-

solution and speeches on, 237
racter of and extract from, 89 Cedars of Lebanon, descrip-
B. M., facts by, relating to

tions of the,

220, 256
the Vuitariau controversy,

Cerinthus and St. John, re-
340. His serious ques-

inarks on the story con-
tions to all lovers of Chris.


133, 174
tian Truth,

341 CLARKE, Mr. H., his address
Boltou Chronicle, report of

to Trinitarians,

the Moor-Lane chapel au- Clerical intolerance,

niversary, from the, 165 Children, a plaiu Catechism
Bolton District Association, 452 for,
Bowring, Johu, Esq., hynın Christianity, superiority of,

416 over Deism, 161. Bene-
Bransby, Rev. James Hews,

ficial influence of, ou its
conclusiou of a sernion by, 231 first promulgation, 293
Brent, Mr. John, obituary Christian Reformer, address

454 to its subscribers and cor-
British and Foreign Unita.


rian Association, address Christian Register newspa-
of the, 54. Notices of,

per, U.S., extracts from,
165, 323. Remarks on,

41, 361, 491
191. Plan for makiug Christian superstition rebuk-
kuown its proceedings, 349 ed by Indians,

Brothers, Richard, the false Christians, American sect of, 361

380, 439 Christmas Day, on the reli-
Brougham, Mr., speech of, gious observance of, 449

on the state of Ireland, 452 Church discipline, on, 473
Burdett, Miss Eleanora, lines Church government, queries

to the memory of, 280 on, 161. Remarks on, 195
Burn, Rev. Mr., his speech Church of Englaod, compar-
at the Birmingliam Low

ed with churches of Ame-
Bailiff's dinner.

89 rica, 235,

Remarks on

Cockburn, Mr., speech of, on
Negro-slavery, :


Congregational collections
Calcutta, commencement of

among Unitarians, 153
Unitarian Christianity in, 70 Congregational Magazine,
Calvinism, God's perfections account of the Wesley-
opposed to,

67 an Methodist Conference,
Calvinistic Hell,

from the,


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D., tables of Toleration, by, 245
David, essay on the history
and character of,

Dawson, Mr., speech of, on

the state of Ireland, 453
Death-bed of a mother, 346
Deism and Christianity, 161
DELARVE, Mr. D., on lay-

Denham and Clapperton's

Travels, extract from, 330
Devonport, Unitarian lec-
tures at,

Disobedience, the curse of, 295
Dover and Canterbury Sun-,

day - school Union auni' .1


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Eagle, natural history of the, 222
Edgeworth, Miss, on French

Edinburgh Review, on the

Church of England, 424
EDITOR, on a cheap Peri-

odical for Sunday-schools,
307. Ou“ The Recollec-

Family worship, on, 229,

416, 472
Flagellants, fauatical sect

Forget Me Not, extract from

Fountain of Marah, a hymn 430
Fraser's Journey into Kho-

rasan, extract from, 215
French Oaths, on,


OF EARLY Piety, A, on
the instruction of young
women by ladies,


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