Delia Locke


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June 10. faith - Irish and French, Jewsand Swedes and Germans, infidelsand atheists, listened withmarked attention. The God ofthe Sabbath, is God of the sea aswell as of the land; therefore doesHe not accept the worship renderedHim from the one place as fromthe other?June 11. Passed some small islands onour right, called Wathand's.Noticed in the evening phosphorescencewhich may be observedby moonlight along thesides of the ship. They are verypretty. I think they resemblestars. Wrote home, and studiedSpanish a little. I begin reallyJune 11. to enjoy sea life. Retired to restplanning how much writing Iwould do on the morrow.June 12. Experience teaches me that Imust not "boast myself of tomorrow",for surely I cannot tellwhat a day may bring forth."This day, on which I intended towrite and study so much, foundme so sea sick, that I was obligedto keep my berth most of the dayToward night, we passed Cuba.I cannot describe the happy sensationswhich seeing land again produced.Besides, we had a most delightfulview of the island, althoughnight closed in, when we were thenearest it, and prevented our

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1855 (May-July)


Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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