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Frank Leward: Memorials

Mrs. Leward to Mr. Leward

Mrs. Leward to Mr. Leward

The Glades, Claydon, January 1834.

My dear Husband,—Though I am away from home you are often in my thoughts, and I pray God may soon restore you quite to health again and bless us all as He has done so long. You can imagine my joy at seeing Frank again, he has grown such a fine big boy, and looks so well and strong. He likes Upton very much, though I cannot help sometimes feeling a little hurt when I see he will not be sorry to go back. My eyes I know the other day filled with tears when he talked so of going back to school. I am afraid he saw it for I noticed his face flush up, but of course it is natural for him to wish to be with his school friends.

He is most affectionate and kind and full of spirits. We have splendid walks together through the grand old woods and all the dear scenes of my childhood. Frank seems to grow more and more like my dear Father. Mamma notices it, and I often see her sit and gaze at page 6Frank. She is very well and cheerful, and very fond of Frank, although of course he makes some commotion in the old house. The servants especially Bob are very fond of him.

We hope to come home in a fortnight, and then I suppose Frank must go off to school again.

Mind you take care of yourself and Arthur. Jane has been rather unwell.—

Your very affectionate wife,