ch letters as the following, all the time--
Amesbury, 16th, 7th mo., 1870.
Dear Higginson,--Enclosed find cheque for Fifty Dollars, $50. [This was for a person known to both of us.]
I see by the Transcript that Phebe Cary lies very ill in Newport — dangerously, even.
I do not know her address.
I wish thee wd. find out, & call, & enquire about her, & leave her a message from me of love and sympathy, if she is in a condition to receive it. Poor girl!
she gave herself to the care of her not tested much in that direction, but I remember an occasion when an emperor once visited him. While Dom Pedro II., formerly emperor of Brazil, was in the United States in 1876, I had the pleasure of meeting him at George Bancroft's house in Newport, R. I., and remember well the desire that he expressed to see Whittier, and the comparative indifference with which he received our conversation on all other subjects.
He had, it seems, translated Whittier's Cry of a lost soul into Portuguese.