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ithout being strictly beautiful, her face was singularly pleasing in its expression, and she had a slight, trim, and graceful figure.
Her circle of friends and acquaintances was large, and among them she was always welcome; but, like most properly constituted persons of our Saxon blood, the happiest spot to her on earth was her own home.
The family connection of the Nightingales in England is numerous, and she had friends enough for all the purposes of life among her own relations.
About 1845, in company with her parents and sister, she made an extensive tour in Germany, France, and Italy, visiting everywhere the hospitals, infirmaries, and asylums, and watching closely the modes of treatment practised in them.
The family continued their journey into Egypt, where they resided — for a considerable time, and where the gifts of Miss Nightingale in nursing the sick were, for the first time, called into requisition beyond the circle of her own family and dependants.
Several sick Arab