f tenderly, half sadly: All, that is not the way to be happy!
It was in his own house, also, that the social aspects of his character shone forth most pleasingly to his acquaintances.
Although the most unostentatious of men in his mode of living, he was generous and hospitable.
Nowhere else was he so unconstrained and easy, as with the guests at his own table.
A short time after his second marriage, he wrote thus to a near friend:--
We are still at the hotel, but expect, on the 1st of January, to remove to Mr.----‘s house as boarders.
I hope that in the course of time we shall be able to call some house our home; where we may have the pleasure of receiving a long visit from you I shall never be content until I am at the head of an establishment in which my friends can feel at home in Lexington.
I have taken the first important step by securing a wife capable of making a happy home.
And the next thing is to give her an opportunity.
Before very long these purposes were
esponding, Trust our kind heavenly Father, and by the eye of faith see that all tlings with you are right, and for your best interest ..... The clouds come, pass over us, and are followed by bright sunshine; so, in God's moral dealings with us, He permits us to have trouble awhile, but let us, even in the most trying dispensations of His providence, be cheered by the brightness which is a little ahead.
Try to live near to Jesus, and secure that peace which flows like a river.
Home, May 12th, 1859.-I have had only one letter this week, but hope springs immortal in the human breast.
So you see that I am becoming quite poetical, since listening to a lecture on that subject last night by--, which was one grand failure. I should not have gone; but as I was on my way to see Capt.-- at Major--‘s, I fell in with them going to the lecture, and I could not avoid joining them.
After the lecture, I returned with them and made my visit, and, before committing myself to the arms of Morph