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The world can never give
Beyond this vale of tears,
Lord God of truth and grace,
When about nine years of age, the responsibility of superintending the education of Azubah Clark devolved on an elder brother, who, in the course of providence, was called to go down to the sea in ships, there to behold the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
In the spring of 1817, she was placed in a pious family near London, with the wellfounded expectation that sound religious principles would be instilled into her mind, as the only sure foundation of true happiness.
In the autumn of the succeeding year, be. ing removed to a highly respectable school on Denmark Hill, advantages of a superior order were afforded for the development of her youthful powers. · There is reason to believe, from a letter written about this period, relative to the duties of the closet, that she was alive to the importance of this sacred privilege; and it is pleasing to know that it was a point of conscience with her to peruse the blessed volume of inspiration, when the eye of Him who seeth in secret, alone rested on her.
The subjoined extracts from a letter addressed to her by a member of the family, in which she was first placed, whilst it may serve to illustrate certain points of character, will also be viewed with interest, from the intrinsic value of the quotation it contains.
“ Your letter gave me much pleasure, and I was truly gratified to find, that in the first half year, you had received a reward for your diligence in attention to your studies * * * * amidst all your pursuits attend to the care of