Saturday, March 19, 2011

I think we would've been best friends

A Sample of our Lessons
"What virtues do you wish more of?" asks Mr. L.
I answer--
Patience, Love, Silence,
Obedience, Generosity, Perseverance,
Industry, Respect, Self-Denial.
"What vices less of?"
Idleness, Willfulness, Vanity,
Impatience, Impudence, Pride,
Selfishness, Activity, Love of Cats.
                                  - Louisa May Alcott's journal, age 12.


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