of his early married life in any way, that I am glad to be able to describe it from the original letters of the young wife, which are now in my possession, and are addressed mainly to Mrs. Longfellow, her mother-in-law.
She seems to have enjoyed her travelling experiences very thoroughly, and writes in one case, We are generally taken for French . . . and I am always believed to be Henry's sister.
They say to me, What a resemblance between your brother and self!
Sunday afternoon, May 31, 1835.
my dear mother,—I wrote you a very few lines, in great haste, in Henry's letter to his Father, acknowledging the receipt of your kind letter.
I hope that you will write us as often as your many cares will permit, & be assured that even a few lines will always be welcomed with delight by your absent children.
We have passed our time very delightfully in London.
The only difficulty is—there is so much to be seen & so little time to see it in. We have, however, seen many of the princi