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two, is domestic love. The only house on our farm is a sort of shanty with two rooms and a garret. We expect to whitewash it, build a new woodshed, and live there the next year. I shall keep no help, and there will be room enough for David and me. I intend to half bury it in flowers. I have obtained a hyacinth bean, which I value because it grew around my door in Cottage place, where I spent the happiest years of my life. Here let me quote a little from that admirable biography, Mrs. Leslie's Recollections of my Mother: Mrs. Lyman had the greatest affection for David Lee Child and his gifted wife. But she was often much tried with the amount of time, hard labor, and money which Mr. Child expended on schemes that never succeeded, and with his going from one failure to another with unbounded enthusiasm. At one time it was the morus multicaulis, at another it was beet sugar. For years he toiled upon a farm that was a worthless swamp when he bought it, and made a hundred