following summer, I am rejoiced to hear of your favorable progress, which I regard as due largely to a sound mind.
In some anxiety as to how he should meet the expenses of this illness, he received what he called bread upon the waters.
Many years before, he had befriended a young man who was convicted of burglary and sentenced to prison, and had given substantial aid to establish him in business when he was released.
His own account of this bit of good fortune is found in his diary:—
Received from Mrs. check for $500 for two notes of her brother for $123 dated about 1859 . . . having long held them as worthless, this being with compound interest at perhaps 4 pr. ct.
though the notes were without interest. . .Great surprise.
In June the invalid was transported to Dublin, and in July made the following note:—
Sent to printers first (new) instalment of narrative. [ Cheerful Yesterdays. ] . . . Collapse. . . . This involves putting back on milk diet a