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Roseltha Goble Diary, 1857-1858


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Friday 24th Today Lissa went away. I shall be so lonely now. I have no companions here but Father and the boys. Dear Sister May your path be all the way brigth and joyful. May you have many happy days and fortitude and patience for all the dark ones. Her marriage was the first link that has broken in our household band: And then "Our Mother" died. One passed away from all the cares and troubles of this life the other just commencing them. Who will be the next: what changes will another year {illegible}:{Who can tell?}

Sunday 26 Expected to hear Mr. Carey preach to-day but he disapointed us Mr & Mrs Cromwell dined with us and this afternoon came to the mill What a way to spend the "Holy Sabbath" Please God forgive and {illegible} us. O! give us a {realizing?} sense thy Own presence and Omnipotence. Teach us to bow in humble submission at thy footstool. O! make us live nearer Thee. Constrain us to love Thee. Forbid we should always {lie?} thus so unmindful of Thee.

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