seen; but more than this, I am unhappy in opportunities I let slip.
Why did I not press you to go with me to the Capitol and the Vatican?
Why did I not press Wild to a similar service in the picture galleries?
But I have stored away much; Rome now, as when I first saw it, touches me more than any other place.
Then I have been so happy with you. Perhaps it will be long before we meet again; but I cannot forget those latter delicious days.
God bless you!
and give my love to Emelyn and to Edith, and kisses to the boys.
To Dr. Howe, May 2:—
Crawford's studio interested me much; but I was strongly of opinion that it would be best to abandon all idea of continuing the doors.
His sketches seemed to be in a very crude condition; so that if the doors were finished according to them, I feared they would not come up to his great fame, or sustain the competition with the careful works of other artists; and if the sketches were completed by another hand, then the work would in gre