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I have received two letters from you, & suppose you wonder that you have not heard from me much oftener.— we have eight Children in the house all under 14 years age— They are as good as any; but they keep me fully employed; they play hard, & tear their Cloaths so that it is almost impossible to keep them whole.— If it was not the belief , that I am promoting the cause of Literature, instilling...
When I have not seen, or written to a Friend for several months so many Incidents have intervened, that I often pause, & am at a loss where to begin, not knowing what will be most interesting. Several things have occured which not having time to transmit would now appear insipid, having lost the charm of novelty. For many things lose there Spirit & flavour by age. If we cull the fairest, &...
Yesterday agreeably to the Presidents recommendation, our own feelings, & the example of David, (who called all the People together, & wept again over Abner; a Prince & a great Man fallen ;) we assembled, & with down cast Eye, & solemn dirges, walked in procession from the Academy; lamenting the departure of humanity’s Friend , Columbia’s Patriot, & Father.— Mr. Peabody delivered a Sermon you...
I am happy in being here with Mr. and Mrs Foster, who behave under their recent affliction, with that becoming temper of mind, as I hope will be approbated by the great searcher of hearts, & the Giver of every Good—I am more, and more convinced that happyness is not attached, to a concomitant of wealth but that “ virtue alone , is happiness below”— I was doubly dissappointed by my sister, &...
The Dye is cast! Jefferson is announced the President. But I hope it will not have so dissagreeable effect upon you, as upon William Smith; for it made him quite sick. Yesterday Mr Jabez Kimbal brought us the news, just as we were going to dine, & William could not eat one morsel; but he was unwilling to own that to be the cause. I confess I could scarcely swallow mine; It rubbed very...
Charity hopeth & believeth all things, & Love covereth a multitude of faults— But in parental affection, is included all the generous Sentiments, all the tender emotions that can animate the feeling heart; & though it may be dissposed to the most favourable constructions yet it is most sinsibly alarmed by neglect, or a want of filial regard. Feign would I hope, that my dear Son, is no ways...
I will write again, & believe I have a Son , with whom I should delight to converse, & communicate every little occurrence, that may from local circumstances, & there connections be interesting to friendship, or affection; though from the length of time, since he has written to his Mother, One might conclude, he believed she lived beyond the Alps, in the frigid Zone, where all the Charities,...
There is not anything which lies nearer my heart, or more deeply affects my mind, than the welfare, & happiness of my two Children, both here, & in a future state of Existence. For you, Is my fondest wish, my ardent Prayer. And you judged rightly, when you informed me of your late appointment, to believe, I should sincerely rejoice in any circumstance which might afford you a decent support, &...
There is not anything in this world, which lies nearer my heart, or more deeply affects my Mind, then the welfare & happiness of my two Children both here, & in a future state of existence. For you, Is my fondest wish, my ardent Pray’r. And you judged rightly, when you informed me of your late appointment to believe I should sincerely rejoice in any circumstance, which might afford you a...
I am going to Quincy with your Sister this forenoon—& shall be in Town on monday A—M—to attend Mr Stewart—I feel an anxiety respecting the price, your affection for me, may exceed the bounds of your circumstances, & that makes me regret that it was ever thought of—Mr Stewart was very polite, appeard sensible, & entertaining, but I did not say a word to him about the price, as you desired me...