from us quite suddenly:
a great blow: to me especially,
whose mind it had never
once crossed that I should
survive him.
In the same month, my
best old friend, Mrs. Bracebridge,
without whom my life &
Scutari would have been
impossible, we lost.
And Quetelet and
Livingstone: nearly all
my heroes, whose great
heroic life gave wings to
me, - something to do & die
for, - in the base perplexities