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Roseltha Goble Diary, 1857-1858


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care. He is a dear affectionate little fellow, very fond of me but excessively careless and easily influenced. He needs careful constant training. But how incompetent I am to give it him. Yet I feel I can do much for him. O! how much grace & wisdom I need Father of Mercies! guide me, teach me. Make me faithful, earnest and devoted.

Saturday Feb 21st I have been very busy today I have been for a week without a girl. I got on pretty well, better than I expected, yet I shall not be sorry when I have less to do. There is on an average about nine men. They are with one or two exceptions a wild, noisy, half civilized set; fair specimens I dare say of Walsingham. They are quiet in my presence. I have not seen many of the people about yet. Yesterday an old maid called

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