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LIFE OF OCTAVIA HILL
all she cares for may be a constant source of joy to herself and others. I wish she would draw more. I am sure she would do it well.
With many thanks to you for all the pleasure she has given us, believe me, dear Mrs. J., yours very truly,
July 24th, 1856.
"Let earnest work for ever show
For dear little Harriet from her friend Octavia Hill, with earnest hope that neither summer drought nor winter frost may ever deprive her of the rain, and that her trust, like the roots of the flowers she loves, may ever take more firm hold of God, as their little fibres do of the strong nourishing dear old earth.