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Jottings from life; or, Passages from the diary of an itinerant's wife

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Zl'KLIFE;JOTTINGS FROM
OR,
FROM THE DIARY OF AN ITIHERANT'S WIFE.EASSAGES
BY
HELEN E. CUTLER
CINCINNATI:
PUBLISHED BY POE & HITCHCOCK.
E. P. THOMPSON, PP.INTER,
1866.:m59(}\
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in tlie year 1864,
BY POE & HITCHCOCK,
of the District Court for the SouthernIn the Clerk's Office
District of Ohio.CONTEISrTS
CHAPTER I.
TILL I ENTERED THE MINISTRY.
PAGE.
Life 111. Parents and Early
Wooers 132. Choice among
3. Home-leaving 16
CHAPTER II.
OUR FIRST CIRCUIT.
1. Farmer Griffith , 18
Selp-Communings 232.
3. The Next Morning 28
4. The Parsonage 31
5. The Village 34
356. New Resolutions; or, Old Habits
CHAPTER in.
SUNDAY JOTTINGS TO FILL OUT.
381. Frank's Cousin
Barker 392. Widow
3CONTENTS.4
PAGE.
3. Self-Improvement. 42
4. Growing Tolerant 43
5. Pleasant Memories 44
6. Sarah Griffith 46
Eveby-where7. Methodism One 48
CHAPTER IV.
OTJE SECOND CIECUIT.
1. A Bird's-eye View 50
2. Making One's Self Agreeable 53
3. Literary Gleanings 55
4. In Heaviness op Spirit 57
5. Uses op Censorious Persons.. 60
6. Timely Gift 64
CHAPTER V.
JOTTINGS IN CONTINUANCE.
1. "Widow Barker in a new Character 68
Braden 722. Father
3. Letter from Sarah Griffith 75
4. Conquering Self 77
Female Authors 795. Chitchat about
Talk about the Itinerancy 806. A
".Sabbath Evening Thoughts 847.
Minister's "Wife at a Party 868. The