Summer Walks.—No. II. A Fragment [2/2]
Short Fiction, Serial
Feeling, Botany, Taxonomy, Piety, Light
The narrator and Mrs Neville went for a ramble with their friend Mrs Montague's children, Emma and Elizabeth. They were led to discuss 'the various theories of sympathies and sentiment' as they walked. The children, too, 'had been philosophizing', gathering a basket full of 'flowers, ferns, mosses, &c &c.', which they attempted to classify and arrange, but they were called from their studies to distribute tracts and books to passing schoolchildren. Looking at the sea, Mrs Neville explained to Emma the appearance of ships over the horizon, using her ball.
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