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[112] 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. The Doctor had ardently desired a son; finding the baby a girl, “I will forgive you,” he cried, “if you will name her for Florence Nightingale!” Miss Nightingale became the child's godmother, sent a golden cup (now a precious heirloom), and wrote as follows:--

Embley, December 26.
I cannot pretend to express, my dear kind friends, how touched and pleased I was by such a remembrance of me as that of your child's name.... If I could live to justify your opinion of me, it would have been enough to have lived for, and such thoughts, as that of your goodness, are great thoughts, “strong to consume small troubles” which should bear us up on the wings of the Eagle, like Guido's Ganymede, up to the feet of the God, there to take what work he has for us to do for him. I shall hope to see my little Florence

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