of modern Greek
, but attacking the ancient language with the aid of primer and phrase-book.
A valuable teacher was at hand in Michael Anagnos
who was aiding the Doctor
as secretary, and preparing himself for the principal work of his life.
encouraged and assisted her in the new study, which became one of her greatest delights.
She looked forward to a Greek lesson as girls do to a ball; in later life she was wont to say, “My Greek
is my diamond necklace!”
“January 1, 1868
. May I this year have energy, patience, good — will and good faith.
May I be guilty of no treason against duty and my best self.
May I acquire more system, order, and wisdom in the use of things.
May I, if God wills, carry out some of my plans for making my studies useful to others.
This is much to ask, but not too much of Him who giveth all.”
. A dreadfully busy day. Meeting of General Committee on Cretan Fair.... Felt overcome with fatigue, and nervous and fretful, but I am quite sure that I do not rave as I used to do....”
. Some mental troubles have ended in a determination to hold fast till death the liberty wherewith Christ
has made me free.
The joyous belief that his doctrine of influences can keep me from all that I should most greatly dread, lifts me up like a pair of strong wings.
“I shall run and not be weary.
I shall ””