ety you read the woods and fields to more advantage than — or--[certain uneducated neighbors]. Well, enjoy your fields and trees, supplicating the Spirit of all to bring you clear light and full sight. Fuller Mss. II. 701.
Then deeper chords are struck, this time in her diary:
October 1st . Anniversary of my father's death.
Seven years have passed,--a generation,--unspotted by regrets, and rich in thought and experience, though its gifts were bathed in tears oftentimes.
October 2, Sunday.
Dr. Channing left this world.
A blameless life came to an end,--a high aspiration was transferred elsewhere.
He could not have died at a better time; it was indeed for him the fullness of time; but it is sad that we shall see him no more,--meet no more the pale benignant countenance, be greeted no more by the gentle formal courtesy; nay, it is even sad that we shall be catechised no more for great truths to feed his earnest mind. Fuller Mss. i. 425.
The Fuller family resid