Journal 7 Page 1 February 14, 1859
         

Note Book. Mo. 2.

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Frances E. Willard.

By her Father.

"Christmas"-1857.

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A Poem.

By Frances E. Willard.

1857.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 9000000 [no. in pencil] by [in pencil] Natural B. Phool

[in ink] In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of [in pencil] Paradise.

[9 pages torn out, presumably of the poem written in 1857.]

Note Book, No. 2.

Frances E. Willard.

February 14, 1859

From R. W. Emerson's "Essay on Friendship":-

"We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken. Maugre [?] all the selfishness that chills like east winds the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether. How many persons we meet in houses, whom we scarcely speak to, whom yet we honor, and who honor us! How many we see in the street, or sit with in church, whom silently, we warmly rejoice to be with! Read the language of these wandering eye-beams. The heart knoweth."-"Almost all people descend to meet. All association must be a compromise, and, what is worst, the very flower -and aroma of the flower of each of the beautiful natures disappears as they approach each other. What a perpetual disappointment is actual Society even of the good and gifted!"

(True. )

"Bashfulness and apathy are a tough husk, in which a delicate

organization is protected from premature ripening."_____________________

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud." "Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. We parry and fend the approach of our fellow man by compliments, by gossip, by amusements, by affairs. We cover up our thought from him under a hundred f[...; page ripped]

"A friend is a sort of paradox in nature."

A friend is one with whom I can be honest, frank,-myself.- "The two elements of friendship are Truth and Tenderness."