Tuesday, March 02, 2010

22Jul18871, Visiting Limehouse

LONDON, July 22nd, 1871.
—I went with Miss Oldfield to Limehouse, where we visited good Miss Lilley, who took us to see Sarah Dorrington, a young woman who was once a mission woman in the parish, now dying of internal disease. She is beautifully tended out of pure love by a girl whom she had been the means of helping to be good, and who supports her and an old mother by hard work. The room and all about it as clean and fresh and pretty as possible : and Sarah herself beautiful to look at from spiritual expression, gentleness, and resignation. God help me to learn from it all.

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