Coming Back Home
Wednesday, 18 October 1809
'Tis my first time Gilbert allowed me to journey back home to Penworth. I was able to exchange letters to him with Uncle Charles' permission. Although, I was able to visit him in Berkshire; but I shall keep these secrets from Miss O'Vile, and I do not want her to be disappointed, so is their family.
Unfortunately, I was late for home since I contracted a common disease for two weeks. 'Twas fortunate that I am feeling well from this illness, I was thanking *Him that I made it home.
Quite unfortunate, I was forbidden to journey to France and Italy; I was thankful that Gilbert postponed it 'till July. He and his houseworkers took care of me for two weeks, even he was away from me for a reasonable event.
Within two weeks, Gilbert
wrote a letter to my mother that I contracted an illness. She wished me good
health to come; she prayed in two weeks 'till Gilbert announced I was feeling
well from that illness.
A Farewell to Benjamin
Friday, 20 October 1809
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