Saturday. 17. July. /52.
A fine rain, falling steadily.
How delightfull this shower, the earth
will be so much refreshed.
Sat with Julia and sewed two hours.
Our break fast poor this morning. Dry toast, poor enough.
I must gently touch this chord; it grows too [etherial] for good
Maria has a stiff neck to.day. She is imprudent,
Staid too late in the night air.
Miss Creighton called. I feel as usual under the
Reading *Queechy; think it good in many respects.
Julia went for her father in the trotting waggon, with Rem.
or rather Mr H. brought it up.
A dark cloud on the subject of Brandy, dark as night
*Queechy – by Susan Bogert Warner (1819-1885) (pseudonym: Elizabeth Wetherell) G. P. Putnam, 1852
Born in 1819 in New York City, American novelist and children’s author Susan Bogert Warner was the daughter of lawyer Henry Warner, and his wife, Anna Bartlett. Her early life was one of wealth and privilege, until her father lost his money in the Panic of 1837, and the family were forced to sell their home in St. Mark’s Place (NYC), and move to a farmhouse they owned on Constitution Island, near West Point, NY.
Warner and her sister, Anna Bartlett Warner(author of the well-known children’s hymn, Jesus Loves Me, This I Know), began writing in 1849, in order to improve their family’s financial situation. Their work, for both children and adults, was largely evangelical. Susan Bogert Warner is primarily remembered for her debut novel, The Wide, Wide World (1850), although she wrote close to thirty additional titles, all under the pseudonym ‘Elizabeth Wetherell.”