Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday February 1, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, February 1, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Feb 1, 1880 Mary and I went to hear Robt. Collyer preach. His sermon seemed to have been written for me. His idea was that we should look from within towards the light, rather than turn our eyes within upon our doubts and trials and afflictions. I recognize the wisdom of it all and I try to do it, but he made no allowance for temperament and constitutional tendencies. We can not do all we try to do. After dinner came to my room and wrote to Sara, my father and to Mrs. Sawyer. We went to Mrs. Taylors to tea. Mr & Mrs. Morse were there and Mary, Calvert and I. Booth and his wife and Edwina called at Vauxs later and spent the evening with us.

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