lent complacency. Her form was unbending and about the middle stature; her manners dignified, yet free; her conversation cheerful, affectionate, and eminently spiritual; her memory richly replenished with the word of God, and with hymns, which she recited with much emphasis and appropriate application; and her whole appearance and deportment that of a venerable Christian lady.
Some time before this period she had become very deaf; but though she felt it to be a great trial, it made scarcely any perceptible abatement of her cheerfulness; nor did she allow it to prevent her attendance upon the house of God. In proportion as she was shut out from the pleasures of conversation, she seemed to find an increasing delight in secret devotion. "Let us call those our golden hours," she says in a letter to a friend, "that are spent with God. May we be found much in that excellent duty of self-examination." And at a subsequent date she writes in her diary, "My hearing is in some measure restored; of which I can giv