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Catalog Number KSa020016
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1837/05/15
Scope & Content Elizabeth Elliot Mount to her husband Shepard Alonzo Mount,

Dear Shepard If in the space of one short week can effect so much of perfect happiness to me, what life do I have to look forward to in my days when I shall be enjoying your perpetual society; when I shall be more indissolubly thine. In expectation of this do I worship with more than Persian adoration the missing of that bright Sun of hope which shall dispel every cloud that hitherto enrapt my soul in what seemed an enduring dark; but as this happiness may now be mine. `Tis said to be the lot of humanity is to be continually after something we can never attain, and what desire have I beyond the wish of dwelling forever with you; none; no other thought can find a lodgment in the most distant ___ of my heart. Them pleasures I may never know, if I do not nothing shall ever rob me of the inescapable (sic) joy of loving you. No there are feelings which the ____ing hand of time, nor swift variety of scenes can never change.
Credit line Bequest of Ward Melville, 1977.