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LIFE OF LADY GUION,
WRITTEN IN FRENCH, BY HERSELF,
AND TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.
Her eminent Piety, Charity, Meekness, Resignation,
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
ACCOUNTS OF THE LIVES OF WORTHY PERSONS,
WHOSE MEMORIES WERE DEAR TO LADY GUION.
IN TWO VOLUMES.--VOL. II.
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From an English Edition, published at Bristol :
WITH A FEW ABRIDGMENTS, ETC.
PRINTED BY ABRAHAM SHEARMAN, JUN.
LIFE OF LADY GUION.
POOR girl of very great simplicity, who earned her livelihood by her labour, and was inwardly favoured of the Lord, came all sorrowful to me, and said, "Oh my mother, what strange things have I seen!" I asked her what they were. "Alas, said she, I have seen you like a lamb in the midst of a vast herd of furious wolves. I have seen a frightful collection of people of all robes, of every age, sex and condition, armed with instruments of war, all eager for your instant destruction. You let them alone without stirring, or being surprised, and without offering any way to defend yourself. I looked on all sides to see whether any one would come to assist and defend you; but I saw not one." Some days after, those, who through envy were making private batteries against me, broke forth. Libels began to spread. Envious people wrote against me, without knowing me. They said, "I was a sorceress, that it was by a magic power that I attracted souls, that every thing in me was diabolical; that if I did some charities, it was because I coined, and put off false money," with many other gross accusations equally false and groundless.