More, Mary

Hannah More to Marianne Sykes Thornton, 21 January 1815

We here, for the last month had little hope, for the last fortnight none. Your secret misgivings we felt. Yet the shock when it did come was scarcely less. is deeply distressed. Sally who is very poorly, lost her voice when it was announced and has not recovered it. May God comfort you and bless you and your dear children. I know the sight of them cuts two ways; they are at once the source of consolation and of anxiety.* Take care of yourself that you may be spared to render them worthy of such a father. I know this will be a motive with you. My dear friend ever yours