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