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Or radiance ling'ring round the glowing West,
When day serene has gently sunk to rest!

Long may Columbia's Daughters thus portray
The lofty virtue of her earlier day!-
And may the blessings of thy heart and hearth
Change but for those of bright, empyreal birth!

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MEHOIR

DE ABY WASHINGTON.

Life is not lost, from which is brought
Endless renown.

SPENCER,

. . . Virtue, on no aid extraneous bent,
Is to herself, her own bright ornament.

Tasso,

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Mrs. Washington's Birth—Descent-Family Name --Education-Mar-

riage-Position, Character, and Occupation of her Husband-Mr.
Washington's previous Marriage-Date of Mrs. Washington's Mar-
riage-Her place of Residence-Birth of her son, George-Mr.
Washington removes from his former Home-Names of Mrs.
Washington's six Children-Death of Augustine Washington-State
of his pecuniary affairs at his Death-Mr. Sparks statements on this
subject-Mrs. Washington's Practical Abilities called into requisition
- The sole Guide of her Children after the Death of her Husband-

Her system of Domestic Education and Discipline-Her good sense

illustrated in the early Training of her son George-Mrs. Washing-

ton a Christian Matron . . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER III.

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