The Journal says: “All Sunday at work upon my sermon, the last in London
‘Neither height nor depth, nor any other creature.’
The sermon of high and low, and the great unity beyond all dimensions.
A good and to me a most happy delivery of opinions and faith which I deeply hold.... So ended my happy ministration in London
, begun in fear and anxiety, ended in certainty and renewed faith, which God continue to me.”
August found her back at Oak Glen
, exhausted in body and mind.
She is almost too tired to write in the Journal, and such entries as there are only accentuate her fatigue.
“I am here at my table with books and papers, but feel very languid.
My arms feel as if there were no marrow in their bones.
I suppose this is reaction after so much work, but unless I can get up strength somehow I shall not accomplish anything.
Weakness in all my limbs.
Have had my Greek
lesson and begun to read the Maccabees and the Apocrypha.
I shall probably come up after a few days, but feel at present utterly incapable of exertion.
I must help Maudhave helped her with music to-day....”
“Walked about with dear Chev, whose talk is always instructive.
Every break in our long-continued habits shows us something to amend in our past lives.
What do I see in mine after this long break?
That I must endeavor to have more real life and more religion.
The passive and contemplative following of thought, my own or other people's, must not de-energize my sympathies and my will.
I must daily consult the ”