I hav'nt any paper, dear, but faith continues firm - Presume if I met with my "deserts," I should receive nothing. Was informed to that effect today by a "dear pastor." What a privilege it is to be so insignificant! Thought of intimating that the "Atonement" was'nt needed for such atomies! I think you went on Friday. Some time is longer than the rest, and some is very short. Omit to classify Friday - Saturday - Sunday! Evenings get longer with the Autumn - that is nothing new! The Asters are pretty well. "How are the other blossoms?"
"Pretty well, I thank
you." Vinnie and I are pretty well. Carlo - comfortable - terrifying man and beast, with renewed
activity - is cuffed some - hurled from piazza frequently, when Miss Lavinia's "flies" need her
She has the "patent action," I have long felt!
I attended church early in the day. Prof Warner preached. Subject - "little drops of dew."
Este[y] took the stump in the afternoon. Aunt [Catharine] Sweetser's dress would have startled Sheba. Aunt [Lucretia] Bullard was not out - presume she stayed at home for "self examination." Accompanied by father, they visited the grave yard, after services. These are stirring
scenes! Austin supped with us. "Appears well." Ah - Dobbin - Dobbin - you little know
the chink which your dear face makes. We would'nt mind the sun, dear, if it did'nt set - How
much you cost - how much Mat costs - I will never sell you for a piece of silver. I'll buy you back
with red drops, when you go away. I'll keep you in a casket - I'll bury you in the garden - and
keep a bird to watch the spot - perhaps my pillow's safer - Try my bosom last - That's nearest of
them all, and I should hear a foot the quickest, should I hear a foot - The thought of the little
brown plumes makes my |
eye awry. The pictures in the air have few visitors.|
You see they come to their own and their own do not receive them. "Power and honor" are here today, and "dominion and glory"! I shall never tell!
You may tell, when "the seal" is opened; Mat may tell when they "fall on their faces" - but I shall be lighting the lamps then in my new house - and I cannot come.
God bless you, if he please! Bless Mr John and Mrs Mat - Bless two or three others! I wish to be there - Shall I come? If I jump, shall you catch me. Hav'nt the conceit to jump! Vinnie is asleep - and must dream her message. Good night, little girls!
Since there are two varieties, we will say it softly - Since there are snowier beds, we'll talk a little every night, before we sleep in these!
Love Emilie -
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