younger, I would set up one of these hell-wagons myself!” )
She enjoyed all this hugely, but the fatigue was followed by distress so great that the next morning she “thought she should die with her door locked.”
lock her door: no prayers of ours availed against this.
, an elaborate arrangement of keys made it possible for her room to be entered; at Oak Glen
there was but the one stout door.
On this occasion, after lying helpless and despairing for some time, she managed to unlock the door and call the faithful maid.)
On June 30 she writes:--
“Oh, beautiful last day of Junel Perhaps my last June on earth.... I shall be thankful to live as long as I can be of comfort or help to any one ...”
[Civil War], ‘Can you hold out till I arrive?’
, ‘I have lost an arm, my cheekbone, and am minus one ear, but I can lick all hell
. Have felt so much energy to-day that thought I must begin upon my old philosophizing essays.... Could find only ‘Duality of Character.’
What is the lesson of this two-foldness?
This, that the most excellent person should remember the dual member of his or her firm, the evil possibility; and the most persistent offender should also remember the better personality which is bound up with its opposite, and which can come into activity, if invited to do so.”
. Wrote an immediate reply to a Mrs.--, who had written to ask leave to use a part ”