“Heard J. F. C. Took
my dear Francesco [Marion Crawford
] at his request, with great pleasure, feeling that he would find there a living Jesus immortal in influence, instead of the perfumed and embalmed mummy of orthodoxy....”
“Of that which is not clear one cannot have a clear idea.
My reading in Fichte
to-day is of the most confused.”
. Chev came dancing in to tell me that Flossy is engaged to David Hall.
His delight knew no bounds.
I am also pleased, for David is of excellent character and excellent blood, the Halls being firstrate people and with no family infirmity (insanity or blindness). My only regret is that it must prove a long engagement, David being a very young lawyer.”
. All's up, as I feared, with Northern Lights
in its present form.
proposes to go to New York and to change its form and character to that of a weekly newspaper.
I of course retire from it and, indeed, despite my title of editor, have been only a reader of manuscripts and contributor — nothing more.
I have not had power of any sort to make engagements.”
The tenth number of “Northern Lights” was also the last, and we hear no more of the ill-fated magazine.
The Journal says nothing of the proposed trip to Greece
, until February 15:--
“I had rather die, it seems to me, than decide wrongly about going to Europe
and leaving the children.
And yet I am almost sure I shall do so. Chev clearly wishes me to go. ... Whether I go or stay, God ”