File #16954: "Roseltha_Goble_Diary_1857-1858_11.pdf"

Text

Transcription

Walsingham Ont My Journal. Friday 15th February 1857. Two weeks ago tonight I arrived here. I hardly know whether I shall like it or not. I think I shall after a while. It takes me always a long time to forget old associations and form new ones. I must learn to like it. It is a wild place. In summer I think it will be very beautiful. I live in hope. I do not think I could be content to remain here always but for a few years I can like it. My earnest prayer is I may be enabled to do faithfully my duty while I do remain. I feel I can do much to lessen my father's cares. Much to influence encourage and restrain my brothers. O! that I could supply to them the place of elder sister and mother. Please God I will try. More especially is Newton under my