During these weeks, so filled with memories of our friend Garrison
, I have seemed to feel the presence of you and your dear, good husband, as you say you have felt line.
I thought of you continually — on the day of the funeral, and while reading the beautiful tributes offered by Phillips
If his spirit was there, how happy he must have been!
The general laudation in the newspapers was truly wonderful.
If any prophet had foretold it thirty years ago, who would have believed him?
It seems to me there never was so great a moral revolution in so short a time.
It was elevating and thrilling to read the funeral services, and it must have been much more so to have heard them.
If Mr. Garrison
was mistaken in his strong belief that individual, conscious existence continued elsewhere, he will never know of his mistake ; but I think he was not mistaken.
I suppose you noticed that Whittier
recognized his spirit as still active in defending the right.
How could such a spirit die?
I should think that painful Pocasset
tragedy might open people's eyes to the absurdity of taking the records of a semi-barbarous people for an inspired rule of life in the nineteenth century.
Monstrous as the act seems, it is a legitimate result of eulogizing Abraham for his readiness to sacrifice his son, and of ascribing the same thing to God.