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Roseltha Goble Diary, 1857-1858


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December 30th 1858.

I am all alone to-night here in my room. I hear the wind sighing a requiem over the almost departed year; and the rain pattering against the window pane. What memories are struck? How vividly the past is coming before me. Scenes of my childhood & youth are fresh in my memory. The mention of an old School Mate brought to my mind scenes & events I had almost forgotten. The old School house, the bright young faces daily gathered there; and the clear, running brook where we played in the sand & sailed miniature boats. Happy days of childhood how like a dream ye have passed away. {Later?} our unbroken household band we will never all meet again on earth. We are scattered

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