To Mrs. J.G. Holland
Thank you for the glimpse - The Fces are delightful -
Had I imagined Annie's friend, he looks as I believed.
The other two surprised me - Ted's, by the boyishness -
I looked for an Octogenarian flavor in a Graduate- and perhaps Austin's assurance that he wore the Supreme Court Judge's Coat, aided the delusion. The Eyes are the Father's - though why so stealthy - but the Mother's Mouth - Where to flatter is truth, what respite for flattery? The other Face is deep and sweet, a lovely Face to sit by in Life's Mysterious Boat -
I hope the missing Health is rapidly returning - and grieve any faintness should waste your second Home -
It acclimates our thought of you to see your Noble Sons -
If the Spirits are fair as the Faces "Nothing is here for Tears -"
May I present your Portrait to your Sons in Law?
To see her is a Picture -Emily.