IN THE LIFE OF THE LADY ELIZABETH HASTINGS,* WE MEET WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY INSTANCE OF THE HAPPY EFFECTS, WHICH CHRISTIANITY HAS UPON THOSE WHO, BY JOINING WITH THE CALLS OF GRACE, BECOME WILLING TO GIVE UP THEIR WHOLE HEARTS TO FOLLOW ITS DICTATES [caption title].

[Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1784]. 8pp. Dbd. Light foxing and agetoning. A good copy. Item #WRCAM36606

A brief spiritual biography of Lady Elizabeth Hastings (1682-1739), who generously donated funds to religious institutions in Great Britain during her lifetime. Upon her death, funds were distributed to various charities and numerous scholarships were established at Oxford. Well-known in her lifetime, the text notes that "a very amiable account is given of the extraordinary charity, piety, &c. of this lady, by Sir Richard Steel in the TATLER, No. 52, under the character of Aspasia." A scarce late 18th-century Philadelphia pamphlet, NAIP notes three copies. NAIP w006416. EVANS 18355.

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