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Mrs. Rachel Cohen, Nov. 3, 1850

Death has ever been a subject of sad and mournful contemplation. Even those persons possessed of fortitude sufficient to withstand the trials and sufferings of life, will shrink with dismay at the solemn thought of death. It is not, however, “strange that men should fear” when we reflect on the many means of happiness afforded in this world, the tempting allurements of life and the great influence exercised on the human heart by affection’s holy tie, to which it clings with the ivy’s tenacity while reason holds its sway. But for the severance of these ties, and the parting with those to whom love has bound us, though with the belief of meeting again, death, in many instances, would be derived of its sting, the grave of its terror, and the virtuous resign life at the will of their Maker without fear or regret. These remarks will appropriately apply to Mrs. RACHEL COHEN, a native of Bury St. Edmunds, England, who departed this life on the 3d inst., aged 61 years and three months.

To those acquainted with her it will not be deemed the overwrought language of eulogy to say, that in her were combined the virtues that impart value to woman in all the relations of life. She was a devoted and exemplary wife, an affectionate mother, a kind and sincere friend, and to all her voice was “ever gentle, mild, and kind,” which insured the respect and esteem of those with whom she came in contact. Her piety was of that true kind that, while it secured a fervent belief in her own, interfered not with the opinions of others. Charity, that “heaven-born virtue, which extends beyond the grave,” was one of her distinguishing characteristics, and knew no bounds but the means to execute it. If her many acts be considered as “heavenly loans,” then will she be entitled to a rich reward from that Supreme Being who ever occupied her thoughts, “the first in the morning, the last at night.”

H. S. C.
Columbia, S. C., November 21st, 1850.