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“ [280] God's will be done. He knows best when we should depart and how long we should stay....”

“On the way home and afterwards, these lines of an old hymn ran in my mind:--

Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not afraid.
I, I am thy God, and will still give thee aid.

This comforted me much in the forlorn exchange of my lovely surroundings at Oak Glen for the imprisonment of a town house.”

November 4. 241 Beacon Street. The dear minister preached on ‘All Saints and All Souls,’ the double festival of last week. At Communion he said: ‘Dear Sister Howe, remember that if you are moved to speak, you have freedom to do so.’ I had not thought of speaking, but presently rose and spoke of the two consecrated days. I said: ‘As I entered this church today, I thought of a beautiful cathedral in which one after another the saints whom I have known and loved, appeared on either side; first, the saints of my own happy childhood, then the excellent people whom I have known all my life long. The picture of one of them hangs on these walls.1 His memory is fresh in all our hearts. Surely it is a divine glory which we have seen in the faces of these friends, and they seem to lead us up to that dearest and divinest one, whom we call Master’ ; and so on. I record this to preserve this vision of the cathedral of heart saints. ...”

December 25. I was awake soon after five this morning, and a voice, felt, not heard, seemed to give me a friendly warning to set my house in order for ”

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