More - PR3605 .M6 M5 1820

76 ENGLISH OPINION Russell ? Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all ! She has unintentionally bequeathed us her character in her letters. Though there is little elegance in her style, there is all the dignity of wisdom and all the eloquence of truth in her sentiments. Many specimens of epistolary writing might be produced, which excel these in the graces ofcomposition, but few which surpass them in that strong sense, solid judgment, and those discriminating pow- ers which were the characteristics of her intellectual attainments, as heroic forti- tude, Christian humility, unshaken trust in God, and submission to his dispens- ations, were of her religious character. Such a combination of tenderness the most exquisite, magnanimity the most unaffected, and Christian piety the most practical, have not often met in the same mind. An acute, but sceptical French writer, calls " Magnanimity the good sense of pride, and the noblest way of obtaining