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1810.] Sketch of the Life and Character of Mrs. Sarah Gray. 383
A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF MRS.
SARAH GRAY, Late of Stockbridge. MRS. GRAY was the daughter were so deranged, that his estate of Mr. Henry Spring, of Watertown, proved insolvent, and his widow where she was born February 25th, was left quite poor and destitute. 1737. She was married, February Unaccustomed to such a scene, she, 5th, 1761, to James Gray, Esq. of nevertheless, supported her poverty Stockbridge, in which town she re- with exemplary cheerfulness and for. sided from her marriage till ber death, titude. In the midst of this trial, and during the sixteen last years of her oldest daughter, Mrs. Sarah her life, in the family of her son-in- Hunt, a beautiful and lovely woman, law, the Hon. Barnabas Bidwell, in the prime of life, fell into a decline. Esq. For more than 40 years she Mrs. Gray, attended her in her last sat under the ministry of her friend, sickness, and closed her eyes, Feb. the Rev. Stephen West, D. D. In ruary 20th, 1788, Having broken up the early part of that period, she ex. house-keeping, she was now a board. perienced the power of Divine grace, er in a very respectable family, un. became a public professor of chris. til her daughter, Mary Gray, who tianity,and continued, through life lo had in the mean time resided at Wa. adorn her profession, by an illustri. tertown with her uncle, Dr. Mar. ous exemplification of the christian shal Spring, was married to Mr. virtues. She was a firm believer of Bidwell, when she became a member the doctrines of grace, and bad the of their family, and enjoyed every at. satisfaction to witness the piety of tention and accommodation, which her her consort and her two only children, heart could wish. Thus happily sit. who all died in the exercise of the wated, she was scarcely sensible of christian faith. In the interesting her widowed state, and, indeed, ofrelations of human life, as a dangh- ten spoke of the time when she was a ter, a wife, a mother, and a neigh- widow, alluding to the period imme. bor, she was an example of female diately subsequent to her husband's excellence. Naturally kind, affec- decease. But earthly joys are short tionate, sprightly, facetious, and com. lived. In February, 1808 she was panionable, she was the object of pe- called to mourn Mrs. Bidwell's sud. culiar endearment to her family and den death. These repeated bereave. friends, and the delight of social cir. nents affected her with deep sensi. cles. But religious society was her bility. The last, in particular, evi. choice. The truths of the gospel dently impaired her constitution. were her favorite themes. On these Her memory was observed to fail ; she loved to converse, and the charms and a degree of deafness deprived her of her animated conversation exhibi. of much of the pleasure of social inted religion in its most attractive tercourse. Yet, amidst ile decay of form. Her life was chequered with her faculties, the infirmities of age, vicissitudes. Col. Gray, her husband, and the symptoms of approaching dishaving served in the Revolutionary solution, she was devoutly grateful war, as Commissary General of the to her heavenly Father, for his conUnited States for the Northern De- tinued blessings, and at the same partment, was obliged, by declining time thankful to her friends for their health, to resign that office, and kindness, particularly to Mr Bidwell, quit the service. He repaired to his for his filial exertions to render the home ; and, after a long and painful evening of her day comfortable and sickness, during which hier endear. serene. She was attached to Stocking assiduities administered every bridge, as the place of her long repossible alleviation, died of a consump. sidence, of the commencement of tion, August 25th, 1782.
her religious lopes, and the deposit of By the circumstances of the times, the remains of her dearest friends. his engagements in the army, and There she had chosen and maked his preinature death, his affairs out the spot for her own grave, by
the side of those of her husband and daughters. Satisfied with life, and humbly confiding in the mercy of God, through the atonement of the Savior, she waited with patience
and pious resignation for the expect. ed call from this to the eternal world : and on the 26th of October, 1809, she died of an apoplexy Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord !
ODE ON THE RESURRECTION,
Wakes the dead nations,
Shakes with amazement:
Sounds his dire trumpet.
Spoke the creation.
Sinking in ruin.
Trembled with horror.
Sound forth his praises.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We honor the literary character of Dr, Parr ; but as his opinion" of Mr. Fellowes and his works is neither so “decisive,” nor so is valuable," in uur estimation, as in that of our unknown correspondent, we are not "eager to insert” the extract, so obligingly communicated, “in” this “ number
Osmyn has a share of poetical merit; but, with us, the pastoral hymns, even of Watts, are not favorites.
The communication on the death of T'IOMAS PAINE, from a much esteem. ed correspondent, did not come to hand in season for this month ; but sha have a place in our next.
MR. GILÞin on his return to though with many bright excepEngland, proceeded directly to tions. In the north, the repre. Durham, where his uncle, bishop sentation applied almost univer. Tunstal, then resided ; by whom sally. While, therefore, a sense he was cordially received, and of his duty as rector of Easingfrom whom he obtained, in no' ton led him boldly to reprove long time, the archdeaconry of the evils prevailing among his Durham, with the rectory of parishioners, he felt that he Easington. He immediately res should shrink from the perform. paired to his parish, which he ance of his archidiaconal funcfound in a state of deplorable tions, if he omitted to bear his igaorance and disorder. Ho testimony against the corrupt began his pastoral labors by ear. principles and scandalous lives nestly reproving, both in public of his clerical brethren. He emand private, the vices of the ployed all methods of reclaiming people; setting before them, at them from their shameful courses; the same time, in a plain and and especially in his 'charges at affecting way, the great doctrines visitations, he zealously remon. of salvation. This was a con. strated against whatever he judgduct which, in those dangeroused to be amiss among them. Plu. times, was likely to excite much ralities and non-residence ap. enmity towards him. The Re. pearing to him to be great formation had advanced far more sources of ecclesiastical corrup. slowly in the north than in any tion, he earnestly protested other part of England. The against them, both as wrong in clergy were sank in the grossest themselves, and highly prejudi. superstitions of popery ; and cial to the interests of religion. their vices kept pace with their He was accustomed also to dwell ignorance. Their pastoral du. on those irregularities which ties were wholly neglected. This, were known to provail among indeed, was too much the case the clergy belonging to the dio. throughout England generally, cese. The bishop, fearing his VOL. II. Nere Series.