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It is hoped, that the good sense and exalted piety of these REFLECTIONS, may render them of some use to the world in general. They were written by Mrs. C. Talbot,* who, to the finest imagination, and the most elegant accomplishments of her Sex, added the gentlest manners, and a disposition thoroughly benevolent and de vout.
Those in particular, who had the happiness of a personal acquaintance with the Author, will be pleased to have an opportunity of profiting by her thoughts, now they are no longer permitted to enjoy the ling of her example.
** For a particular account of this Lady, see the Life of Archbishop Secker, prefixed to lis Works,
.0 LORD, THOU HAST SEARCHED
ME OUT, AND KNOWN ME: THOU KNOWEST MY DOWNSITTING AND MINE UP-RISING: THOU ART ABOUT MY PATH, AND ABOUT MY BED, AND SPIEST OUT ALL MY WAYS. .
How true, how astonishing is this thought! Almighty God, my Maker, is ever present with me. He is infinite in Being, and therefore must be every where. He is infinite in Knowledge, and therefore every thing must bę known to him. No creature is too inconfiderable for his notice, who is