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Martha Douglas Journal

Journal kept by Martha Douglas, youngest daughter of Sir James Douglas. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0678

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Let each in peace depart. Speak gently, kindly, to the poor Let no harsh tone be heard; They have enough they must endure, Without an unkind word.

Speak gently to the erring - know They must have toiled in pain; Perchance - unkindness made them so, Oh, win them back again!

Speak gently! He who gave His life To bend man's stubborn will, When elements were fierce in strife, Said to them, "Peace, be still!"

Speak gently! tis a little thing Dropped in the heart's deep well; The good, the joy, which it may bring, Eternity shall tell.

Tuesday 13th August 1872 Started from home today at six o'clock in the ship California. The weather beautiful. Walked about the deck. Turned in about 10 o'c. got sick.

Wednesday 14th The weather pretty fair Awfully sick everybody very kind. made several attempts to get on deck but failed each time

Thursday 15th Woke this morning feeling better went down to breakfast but was obliged to retire in great haste.

Friday 16th Weather still beautiful the sun shining brightly. Not quite recovered my sea legs yet. Afternoon very rough ship rolling heavily tied to the deck.

BC Archives, MS-0678 Box 1 File 6 / DOUGLAS, Sir James / Journal kept by Martha Douglas, 1872 - 1873.

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