Delia Locke


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like hidden streams - whose quiet toneIs unheard in the garnish dayThat utter a music all their own.When the night dew falls, andthe lady moonLooks out to hear them play-I knew not half thy genste worth.Till grief drew all its music forthI would not look upon thy tearsFor I have thee in my heart,Just as thou went in those blessed yearsWhen we were both in too young for fearsThat we should ever past;And I would not aught should [?] the spell;The picture nursed so long and well !June 27. Lat. 28 51N. Long116-14 W Distance 270 milesJune 28. Lat. 32-06 N. Long118-35 W Distance 231 milesJune 29, Lat, 35-15 N. Long121-24 W Distance 242 milesBlankets.Riding DressShirtBootsCloth for R,CaliesSheetingJournalRibbonStarchC. TartarC. BrushTeaRiceApplesSaleratusButterCinnamonClothClothes line and PinsBowlsPudding DishesClothes BasketSoap

Date Original


Dates Covered

1855 (May-July)


Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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