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Eastnor Castle, Ledbury March 2nd, 1898 Dearest Hannah: I cannot write. Thy conclusions were all just and true. I have written a letter to the women that I think thee will approve. To those who have been true to the principles of love and charity I can never feel grateful enough; and to those who have not, they have had their excuse, only I shall be glad when we reach the land where motives are as clear as actions. Now dear, you ask me what the branches are to do. Yes, I think they had better propose my reelection even if I cannot do much active work for the present-that is to say, if my re-election is of value. Dearest Hannah, our loss is irreparably great. I know not how many years may elapse-perhaps not many, perhaps not even one-before we meet again; but this I know that eternity is not very far from time, and that I believe her spirit will go with us and abide with us all through the journey that remains, and God does comfort, Hannah, and only God can; only the world is big and grey and lonely, and one feels more truly that Heaven is our home. Devotedly thine, Isabel Somerset

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