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Blest in every domestic relation, in her father's house
in her own, and those of her sons, she yet
endured lasting trials with courage and patience.
Her grandchildren who learned their
letters at her knee remember her as a
serene and serious presence, her sons
regarded her with entire love and reverence
and in the generation to which she belonged
it was said of her that she resembled
a vessel laid up unto the Lord
of polished gold without
and full of heavenly manna within.
Widow of Reverend William Emerson and mother of Ralph Waldo Emerson