. have prayed to-day that I May not find life dull.
This prolongation of my days on earth is so precious that I ought not to cease for one moment to thank God for it. I enjoy my reading as much as ever, but I do feel very much the narrowing of my personal relations by death.
How rich was I in sisters, brothers
it seems to me now as if I had not at all appreciated these treasures of affection....”
. have writ notes of condolence to Mrs. Barthold Schlesinger
and to M. E. Powel
I remember the coming of Mrs. Powel
's family to Newport
sixtyfive years ago. The elders used to entertain in the simple ways of those days, and my brother Henry and I used to sing one duet from the ‘Matrimonio Segreto,’ at some of their evening parties.
In the afternoon came the ladies of the Papeterie; had our tea in the green parlor, which was pretty and pleasant. ..”