nurse dear Flossy.
My mind is strangely divided between my dear work and my dear child and grandchild.
I must try to keep along with both, but on no account to neglect the precious grandchild.”
. 0 year!
thou art running low. The last trimester.”
. This day, thirty-two years ago, my dearest brother Henry died in my arms, the most agonizing experience.
Never again did Death so enter into my heart, until my lovely son of three years departed many years later, leaving a blank as sad and bitter.
was a rare and delicate person. ... . His life was a most valuable one to us for help and counsel, as well as for affection.
Perhaps no one to-day thinks about his death except me, his junior by two years, wearing now into the decline of life.
Dear brother, I look forward to the reunion with you, but wish my record were whiter and brighter.”
Came up for directors' meeting of New England
Went afterward to Mrs. Cheney
's lecture on English literature.... A suggestive and interesting essay, which I was glad to hear and have others hear.
It gave me a little pain, that, though she pleasantly alluded to me as one who has laid aside the laurel for the olive branch, she said nothing whatever about my writings, which deserve to be spoken of in characterizing the current literature of the day; but she perhaps does not read or like my works, and besides, people think of me nowadays more as an active woman's woman than as a literary character, as the phrase is. All life is full of trial, and when I ”