[Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbs, late of Badsey, near Evesham]
William Jones, Evesham
Relates: 'As the nearer the iron approaches to the magnet, the more rapidly it moves towards a contact with it, so the nearer the dire disease brought her to her exit from earth, the more swift was her soul's approximation to Him who is the centre and source of bliss: and as the more strongly the steel is impregnated with the magnetic virtue, the more powerfully will it be inclined to attract other metal, and communicate its own quality; so her spirit, ripening for eternity, longed to be the instrument of communicating a measure of its happiness to all around her' (816).
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