In the evening the gentleman, being a savant, goes to the Wister Society, and afterwards plays a snug rubber at a neighbour's.
Mrs. Wister is an excellent example of what might more correctly be called a “paraphraser” than a “translator.”
Wister proposed the baby's health, and I recited a quatrain which came to me early this morning.
He ask'd how Mr. and Mrs. Wister and the young ladies were, and sent his respects to us.
"Wister's Big House" was the first countryseat in Germantown.
He accordingly came to Philadelphia, and there called upon Dr. Wister for advice.
In these stories Mr. Wister has reproduced this life in fine fashion.
I dared not decypher all that Mrs. Wister wrote in my behalf—because I knew it must be sincere!
Dr. Wister is most positive and earnest in his opinion that you should remain where you are.
May Mrs. Wister fare well upon her Voyage over the Atlantic, and find all well when she reaches her home.