They assented, and I can only say that my heart was truly lifted up by the sense of the universality of God's power and goodness, to which these forlorn ones could appeal as directly as could the most powerful, rich, or learned people.”
Later she writes:--
“The summer seems to me to have been rich in good and in interest as I review it. Sweet, studious days, pleasant intercourse with friends, the joy of preaching, and very much in all this the well-being of my dear family, children and grandchildren, their father and grandfather enjoying them with me. This is much to thank God for.”
Some of the family lingered on after most of the household impedimenta
had been sent up to Boston
, and were caught napping.
“Sitting quietly with Chev over the fire after a game of whist with Julia
,--a hack-driver knocked at the door of our little back parlor, saying that a gentleman was waiting at the front door for admission.
I opened the door and found Dr. Alex Voickoff
, who had learned in Boston
of our being here and had come down to stay over Sunday.
The floors of nearly every parlor and bedroom had been newly oiled.
We had no spare bedding.
I spared what I could from my ill-provided bed-we made the guest as comfortable as we could.
The bedding had been sent up to Boston
Hinc illa lachrymae
. Saw Salvini
As wonderful as people say it is. The large theatre [the Boston
] packed, and so quiet that you could have heard a pin ”