I hope you will excuse me for not having sooner replied; but I was indisposed when your letter arrived;
My gratitude is truly very lively, and I beg you to accept it in all its fullness and cordiality--in return for the photograph of the tomb of Poe and the account of the ceremonies for which all whom his genius has charmed ought to be grateful to you.
Your work, one of those which, more than any other in the world, do honor to a woman (for since all time women have performed the noble office of laying out the noblest remains) had long since
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