No, my visits are not so numerous as to entitle me to write upon every page in this tramp register, but once again I greet this goodly company and say au revoir.
Ida Husted Harper Oct. 7. 1898.
Susan B. Anthony - from Saturday Nov. 19 to Tuesday [Nov. 22[ 1898 - with [...] love and admiration of her hostess
"A man must keep his friendship in constant repair" Dr. Johnson-
I realize what I have lost by the neglect of this advice when I visit my friend after twenty years - I have slept soundly in the "Tramp chamber" - not a even a dream.
Your devoted friend. Ida V.B. Bouland
Nov 8th 1898
December fifth 1898 Ellen J Nixon
Patience brave heart and sure as day doth follow nightUnto thine inner self a messenger will come That bids thee give from out thy bountions store The bread of life to hungry souls, The cup of water from out lifes' living fountain. For lo! thou hast within thyself The power To bid the weary mourner not to weep For those whom they do mourn as dead, Are neither dead - nor do they sleep But ever live, and love those still And ever silent virgils keep Over those they love -- so doth thine own