[Note:Inside Front Cover]
Mem. Rev. P. S. Whitman, Toccoa, Ga (to whose home, north of Janesville, Wis. my sister & I first went "away from home") writes me as follows: "It was in that dear summer of 1853 that we were trying farm life on Rock Prairie and were so cheered when your father brought you and Mary to be with us for a while"-(or words to that effect.)
We say "Hum! Hum"! when weak and weary-we mean "Home-Home-to God
For worldliness there is only one cure & that is- otherworldliness.
T. J. Romanes the Catholic scientist says:
"I have come to see that cleverness, success, attainment, count for little; that goodness, or character is the important factor in life."
[quote pasted on p. 2 (unnumbered front pages of journal):]
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health."
Frances E. Willard,
Jan. 1. 1896. [probably written by Louise Purington, who gave her this journal-see entry 1/8/1896]
"So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind & wind,
While just the art of being kind
Is all our sad world needs."
"Where anxiety begins faith ends; where faith ends anxiety begins"-and to this [...] I have found no exception in well nigh 57 years.
Reigate, June 28, 1896.
Louise-M.C. [probably writing of Louise Purington, who gave her the journal]
The English woman's plaint-who isn't in society:
"Those who come don't matter & those who matter don't come!"