From: Love-Letters of Margaret Fuller, 1845-1846
Published: 1903 New York
I cannot, dear Mr. Nathan, go with you to the concert, because before receiving your note, I had engaged to accompany another friend. But you will be there; and we shall, I hope, have beautiful music that will associate us in sympathy.
Perhaps you will be at the Farm on Sunday. I shall go out after dinner, but you must not let this intimation break up your Sunday, if you had planned any distant excursion. I know the charms of an unbroken day; indeed it always seems that I do not half enjoy any scene till I have had its presence through an entire day.
I am glad to have you wish to retain the book, but should sometime like to correct with my pen the little errors in the printing, of which I see too many, but hope to remove them all in another edition, for they begin to talk of that.
It pleases me that you feel so truly what is told of Panthea. I believe there is nothing writ that is more to my mind. Can you doubt the possibility of such feelings? Do they not prove themselves as soon as seen to be just what nature intended, if only we would not be satisfied with affection less fervent and less pure?
P. S. The reason of your not receiving my note earlier was that I did not send it. I wrote and carried it about, thinking, if we happened to meet, I would give it, but thought it too trifling to send. But that afternoon, which was of such blue sky and inspiring breezes, gave me an impulse to send it, as I passed through the city. A note will scarcely ever fail to reach me in the course of twenty-four hours, if left at the office.
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