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AUTOBIOGRAPHY

OF

MARY ANNE SCHIMMELPENNINCK.

PART 1.

1778-1787.

“ The aged Christian stands upon the shore

Of Time, a storehouse of experience,
Filled with the treasures of rich heavenly lore.
I love to sit and hear him draw from thence
Sweet recollections of his journey past,
A journey crowned with blessings to the last.”

“ Oft in my way have I
Stood still, though but a casual passenger,
So much I felt the awfulness of life."—WORDSWORTH.

I was born in the evening of the 25th of November, 1778, in Steel-House Lane, at my grandfather's house of business in Birmingham, where my father, Samuel Galton, then lived. My mother was Lucy Barclay. My grandfather resided at that time at Dudson, a

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