To Mrs. J.G. Holland
"Home - sweet Home" - Austin's Baby sings - "there is not place like Home - 'tis too - over to Aunt Vinnie's"
Thank you for Dr Gray's Opinion - that is peace - to us. I am sorry your Doctor is not well. I fear he has "improved" too many "shining Hours."
Give my love to him, and tell him the "Bee" is a reckless Guide. Dear Mr Bowles found out too late, that Vitality costs itself.
How mournful without him! I often heard the Students sing - delicious Summer nights, "I've seen around me fall - like Leaves in wintry weather" - This was what they meant -
You kindly ask for Mother's health.
It is tranquil, though triflling. She reads a little - sleeps much - chats - perhaps - most of all - about nothing momentous, but things vital to her - and reminds one of Hawthorne's blameless Shop - that forgot the Port -
Vinnie is better - though sober - Maggie - invulnerable, and loyal to you - Ned has brought his Hens to live in our Hen House, which adds to our little Group.
Three is scant Assembly, but Love makes "One to carry -" as the Children say -
That is all of my Learning that I recall.