irreligious trait, and one which education should sedulously correct.”
On May 29 she attended the Unitarian Festival
She recalls the fact that at the last festival she was “tormented by the desire to speak.
But I am now grown more patient, knowing that silence also is valuable....”
was not to receive the only reward he had ever sought for his labors.
On May 31 she writes: “To-day the blow fell.
A kind letter from Vice-President Foster
informed me that Charles T. Tuckerman
had been nominated for the Greek mission.
This gave me an unhappy hour.
Chev was a good deal overcome by it for a time, but rallied and bears up bravely.
The girls are rather glad.
I am content, but I do not see what can take the place of this cherished object to Chev ....”
The following verses embody her thoughts on this matter:--