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PREFACE.

THE Author of these Annals is fully aware that they contain topics which may not prove interesting to the ordinary readers of biography. Should any who move in the higher circles of life, and seek their happiness in scenes of dissipation and folly, be induced to look into this volume, they will soon find themselves disappointed, because such persons can neither understand nor appreciate the nature of the life exhibited, which was a life of constant and unwearied devotedness to the service and glory of God. After a few pages have been read, the whole will most probably be thrown aside as destitute of entertaining incident, and the conduct delineated be branded with the common-place epithets of enthusiasm, fanaticism, and madness. But the Author confidently hopes, that by all who know the gospel in its spiritual character, these Annals will be read with heart-felt interest; not because they contain any thing strange and novel, or unfold any experience which is not more or less common to other Christians, but because they bring them to a more distinct and particular acquaintance with one whose memory is highly and justly honoured in the religious world, and evince how powerfully she felt the obligation of Christian principle, and how solicitous she was to walk, life Enoch, with her God.

The Author claims no merit in bringing these Annals before the eye of the religious public. He has done little more than arrange and connect the facts and circumstances to which he had access. If, however, by his doing so, any new light shall be thrown upon the influence of Christian principles on the heart and conduct-if the friends of Christ shall be thereby stimulated to more active exertions in the cause of truth, and be encouraged and comforted in the course of their diversified experience, and thus the interests of religion and the honour of the Redeemer be in any measure advanced, bis object is completely gained, and, so far as this work is concerned, he has received his full reward.

EDINBURGH, May 8, 1822.

Lady Glenorchy in a bad state of health-Miss Hill writes her on

this occasion—She goes to Bath-Miss Hill, afraid that her spirit-

ual interest would suffer in that city, again writes her on that

subject-She returns to Taymouth, and in a letter Miss Hill

expresses her satisfaction, that she is now in a place more conge-

nial to devotional exercises-At Taymouth, Lady Glenorchy re-

ceives visits from some clergymen, by whom she is benefited-

Miss Hill writes to Lady Glenorchy, and adverts to this circum.

stance with pleasure_When Lady Glenorchy was on a visit at

the Earl of Hardwicke's, where the change wrought upon her

mind must have exposed her to trials, she receives a letter from Miss

Hill, alluding to these circumstances, and giving at the same time

an account of the death of Mrs Venn-Miss Hill writes to Lady

Glenorchy, in which she mentions some interesting facts with re.

spect to some of the younger branches of her father's family_Miss

Hill suffers much from worldly acquaintances, and in a letter in.

forms Lady Glenorchy of this—Lady Glenorchy attends meetings

for religious purposes in Edinburgh-Letter from Lady Glenor.

eby to Mrs Bailie Walker_Lady Glenorchy indisposed-Letter

from Miss Hill on that occasion-Miss Hill writes to Lady

Glenorchy, giving an account of her own Christian experience-

Lady Glenorchy in her religious feelings discovers a peculiar de-

gree of sensibility-Miss Hill writes her on this subject-Lady

Glenorchy more comfortable in her mind-Congratulated by Miss

Hill, who gives a farther account of her own experience.

CHAPTER VI.

Practice of kceping a Diary commended Lady Glenorchy follows

that laudable custom-Extracts from her Diary, from May 11, to

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CHAPTER IX.

Lady Glenorchy's zeal leads her to go lengths which unnecessarily

expose her to trials. This remonstrated against by her Christian

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