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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5 (search)
goose you, do you let him fool you in that way? Don't you know he said that to you knowing you would come and tell me? He joined heartily in the laugh, as he always did when she raised one at his expense. His tender care. You remember that ten years or so ago Mrs. Johnston was very ill for many weeks at the White Sulphur. The General nursed her with the tender care of a mother. He never left her except to get a hurried meal, from which he hastened back to her sick chamber. Mrs. James Lyons was an active and constant friend, and so soon as Mrs. Johnston began to improve in health she insisted that the General should relax his anxious watch, and induced him to take the air for an hour or two every day. But he would never go far from their cottage door, but sat upon a fallen tree on the lawn in sight and sound of it, and conversed with a friend. On these occasions he talked all the time, and all he ever said was full of strong conviction and good sense. Reticence and e