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in this world, I hope to meet them all in a better!"

Her ill turns continued at irregular intervals through that night and the next day. In an unusually severe paroxysm, which occurred on Tuesday evening about five o'clock, she appeared to be beyond all hope of living through it, and the family were called to witness her departure. She, however, revived again, after a long and painful struggle ; and the first words she uttered were a recital of the beautiful verse

"Yonder 's my house and portion fair,
My treasure and my heart are there,

And my abiding home;
For me my elder brethren stay,
And angels beckon me away,

And Jesus bids me come.”

The longest and hardest struggle of the kind occurred the same evening at 'half-past six o'clock, and continued till we really believed her spirit was in the act of departing, insomuch that, when she finally recovered, it appeared similar to a resurrection from the dead. If it were in my power to give the reader a just idea of that agonizing and heart-rending scene, I would not inflict it upon him; and if it were practicable, I would obliterate the recollection of it from my own mind. At the commencement of each of

these attacks, she expected her release, and with much apparent reluctance returned again to life, praying most earnestly to be set free. Indeed, her disappointment in not obtaining her final deliverance when expected, was the most difficult thing to be reconciled to, that occurred during her whole affliction; but grace was afforded to secure the victory even over this. At one time she remarked, “You thought I should have got home before now, but I feared the news was too good to be true. However, I must wait patiently the Lord's time.” Again she referred to the subject in these words: “I will not calculate as to the time of my departure, but wait the days of my appointed time. I would be the Lord's, living or dying."

The last-named paroxysm so prostrated her strength, and was followed by such languor, that she was never after able to hold a regular conversation, though she lingered till next morning, Wednesday, November 30th, at a quarter past eight o'clock, speaking a few words occasionally of her friends and of the goodness of God, and frequently repeating the prayer, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit !" but the bitterness of death was passed. Though she had suffered long and much, God in great mercy granted her oft-repeated request at last, for a quick and easý passage over the Jordan of death. Less than two minutes before her exit, she spoke rationally and distinctly; and then, without a single groan, or any distortion of the features, or any struggle whatever, she calm y and sweetly slept in Jesus.

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