[Annie] Wanda [Muir]
Helen. I suppose you are busy with your lessons & peaches, peaches especially. You are now a big girl almost a woman, & you must mind your lessons & get in a good [store] of the best words of the best people while your memory is retentive & then you will go through the world rich. Ask mother to give you lessons to commit to memory every day. Mostly the sayings
of Christ in the gospels, & selections from the poets. Find the hymn of praise in Paradise lost- "These are thy glorious works Parent of Good Almighty"- & learn it well. Last evening after writing to Helen I took a walk with Maggie Lunam along the shore on the rocks where I played when a boy. The waves made a grand show breaking in sheets & sheaves of foam, & grand songs - the same old songs they sang to me in my childhood
1893 Jul 13
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.
Reel 07, Image 1204
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