Australian Access Federation

You are here: Home Corpora Corpus of Oz Early English 4-211 (Original)

4-211 (Original)

Item metadata
Speaker:
addressee,male author,male,Mahony, Philip,45
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
251
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victoria
Created:
1890
Identifier
4-211
Source
Fitzpatrick, 1994
pages
266-67
Document metadata
Extent:
1466
Identifier
4-211.txt
Title
4-211#Original
Type
Original

4-211.txt — 1 KB

File contents



<source><g=m><o=i><age=45><status=3><abode=20><p=vic><r=prw><tt=pc><4-211>
[...] in the same place at St Patricks, he told us he saw a Priest drop dead & afterwards saw the Blessd Virgin walk towards him taking him by the hand & raised him to life. Before he got bad at all Kate one night saw her mother in a dream, she thought she had a few angry words with her. Then your mother went straight into the room where he stept, stooped over him & Kissed him. Ever afterwards he was not well. 
My Poor Johnev's last words were Mother you Keep my watch & dont be crying. He was so very fond of his Mother that he Could not bear her to be away from him one minute. So now we feel sad & lonley after him, my life is a misery to me & to his Poor mother after his nineteen years & three months. His name was John Laurence because he was very near twelve months before being baptised & Kate was always saying he had a head like you & truly it was so, & therefore his name. On yesterday Sunday we laid some flowers on his grave, & shed some silent tears over him who was loved by all that Knew him. You will let Poor Father & sister Know of our sad loss. [267]
John was telling me Poor Tom Quirk died. Poor Fellow many a happy day we spent together. Give our fond love to Mrs & Family. I would like to say more but cant for the present. Yours fondly 
Phil - 
Please excuse this wr[it]ing
<\4-211><\g=m><\o=i><\age=45><\status=3><\abode=20><\p=vic><\r=prw><\tt=pc>

http://ns.ausnc.org.au/corpora/cooee/source/4-211#Original