him; but Isaac's parents acquired great influence over him by their uniform system of forbearance and tenderness; their own good sense and benevolence having suggested the ideas which regulate the treatment of insanity at the present period.
The day spent in Woodbury
and its vicinity was a bright spot in Friend Hopper
's life, to which he always reverted with a kind of saddened pleasure.
The heat of the season had been tempered by floating clouds, and when they returned to Philadelphia
, there was a faint rainbow in the east.
He looked lovingly upon it, and said, ‘These clouds seem to have followed us all day, on purpose to make everything more pleasant.’
In the course of the same month he accepted an invitation to attend the Anti-Slavery Convention at Norristown, Pennsylvania
His appearance there was quite an event.
Many friends of the cause, who were strangers to him, were curious to obtain a sight of him, and to hear him address the meeting.
Charles C. Burleigh
, in an eloquent letter to the Convention
, says: ‘I am glad to hear that Isaac T. Hopper
is to be present.
That tried old veteran, with his eye undimmed, his natural strength unabated, his resolute look, and calm determined manner, before which the blustering kidnapper, and the selfimportant oppressor have so often quailed!
With the scars of a hundred battles, and the wreaths of an ’