We cannot resist quoting a stanza from the effusion entitled “Father's Birthday” :--
Louisa brings a cushion rare,Julia's mind was not destined to remain in the evangelical mould which must have so rejoiced the heart of her father. In 1834, at the ripe age of fifteen, she describes her
Anne Eliza a toothpick bright and fair;
And O! accept the gift I bring,
It is a daughter's offering.