our mother drove into the green bower, half shade, half sunshine, silent save for the birds, she cried out, “Oh!
This is green peace!”
The name fitted and clung: “Green Peace
” was known and loved as such so long as it existed.
This was the principal home of her married life, but it was not precisely an abiding one.
The summers were spent elsewhere; moreover, the “Doctor
's wing” in the Institution
was always ready for habitation, and it often happened that for one reason or another the family were taken back there for weeks or months.
Two of the six children, Florence and Maud, were born at the Institution
; the former just before the move to Green Peace.
She was named Florence in honor of Miss Nightingale
had ardently desired a son; finding the baby a girl, “I will forgive you,” he cried, “if you will name her for Florence Nightingale
became the child's godmother, sent a golden cup (now a precious heirloom), and wrote as follows:--