Hall was not overwhelming, but it was a success; and it was curious to see the interest with which the good, pious women of the May meetings looked up from their knitting or their provision bag to base at the strange being who had been a play actor, my dear, but was happily converted, and so forth.--Knowles was an earnest man in his last as in his earlier vocations, but in his curiousness he lost none of his old cheerfulness of spirit.
He did not become a retired monk, like Ballico, and Gerald Griffin, but was still a good man of the world while busiest in showing the way to the next.
He was a capital story teller, and a smoker of the good old school of men who seemed inspired by the pipes which rested on their lips.
His dignity as post he asserted by declining a small annuity offered him; but he accepted one of $200 per annum, conferred by Sir Robert Peel.
His last days were spent patiently amid much pain, and he pursed away calmly in his seventy-eighth year, leaving a reputation