me wholly? shall I never know the deep delight of gratitude to any but the All-Knowing? I shall wait for ——very peaceably, in reverent love as ever; but I cannot see why he should not have the pleasure of knowing now a friend, who has been ‘so tender and true.’
——was here, and spent twenty-four hours in telling me a tale of deepest tragedy. Its sad changes should be written out in Godwin's best manner: such are the themes he loved, as did also Rousseau. Through all the dark shadows shone a pure white ray, one high, spiritual character, a man, too, and of advanced age. I begin to respect men more,—I mean actual men. What men may be, I know; but the men of to-day have seemed to me of such coarse fibre, or else such poor wan shadows.
——had scarcely gone, when——came and wished to spend a few hours with me. I was totally exhausted, but I lay down, and she sat beside me, and poured out all her noble feelings and bright fancies. There was little light in the room, and she gleamed like a cloudof pearl and opal,and reminded me more than ever ofthe light-haired Lombardessto the dying Correggio, beside the fountain. I am astonished to see how much Bettine's book is to all these people. This shows how little courage they have had to live out themselves. She really brings them a revelation. The men wish they had been loved by Bettine; the girls wish to write down the thoughts
Singing a song of her own native land,