. A delightful drive.
, Annie Fields, and I to visit Mrs. Tyson
in the Hamilton House
described by Sarah in her ‘Tory Lover.’ . . . Most interesting.
very cordial and delightful..... She came over later to dinner and we had such a pleasant time!
In afternoon copied most of my screed for the ‘Boston Globe.’
It surely was not on this occasion that she described dinner as “a thing of courses and remorses!”
. Took reluctant leave of the Jewett house
and the trio, Sarah, Mary, and Annie Fields.
We had a wonderful dish of pigeons for lunch ....”
It was delightful to see our mother and Miss Jewett
They were the best of playmates, having a lovely intimacy of understanding.
Their talk rippled with light and laughter.
Such stories as they told!
such songs as they sang!
who that heard will ever forget our mother's story of Edward Everett
in his youth?
He was to take three young ladies to drive, and had but the one horse; he wished to please them all equally.
To the first he said, “The horse is perfectly fresh now; you have him in his best condition.”
To the second he said, “The horse was a little antic at first, so you will have the safer drive.”
To the third he said, “Now that the other two have had their turn, we need not hasten back.
You can have the longest drive.”
It is recalled that during this visit, when Laura felt bound to remonstrate in the matter of fruitcake, “Sarah” took sides with ardor.
“You shall have all you want, Mrs. Howe
, and a good big piece to take ”