3 - be awe-struck, and lofty thoughtsengendered, yet is the worshipnot more pure from splendiddomes and marble columns, thanfrom the southern cabin, whereUncle Tom, among the cattleraises his prayer to God. Howdistressed have I been this dayto perceive the low state of moralswhich prevails here. Early thismorning the poor, ragged newsboyswere out crying their papers.Merchant wagons and coacheswent their daily rounds: andcrowds of people, each intent ontheir own pleasure, throngedthe streets. The poor applewomenexposed their fruit for sale, and3 - begged us to buy, as we passed.How different the day from thatin some quiet New Englandvillage, where all, as by commonconsent, repair to the court ofThe Lord, to worship there beforeHim. We passed by the way ofthe City Hall and Park. Thisis a beautiful structure, lookingnow somewhat old and timeworn. The Park contains a beautifulfountain, in the form of abasin, surrounded by artificialwater-lilies. Soon we saw a longfuneral procession. There isdeath even here. Let every onethen be prepared for it. Saw Mr.and Mrs. Hunt in the evening.
Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.
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