The service was very congenial and calming to my anxiety.
I read the sermon quite audibly from beginning to end. It was listened to with profound attention, if I may say so.”
. ... Marion Crawford
arrived soon after three for a little visit.
He looks greatly improved in health since I last saw him. He must have passed through some crisis and come out conqueror.
He has all his old charm ....”
She was lamenting the death of her cousin and childhood playfellow, Dr. Valentine Mott Francis
, when “a much greater affliction” fell upon her in the death of her son-in-law, David Prescott Hall.
“This hurts me,” she writes, “like a physical pain.”