herfriend

Printer-friendly versionSend by email
The Oceanides, Edited by Judith Pascoe

Hall's Note: "Soon after her death Mrs. Hemans conveyed this message to Wordsworth: 'Will you tell Mr. Wordsworth this anecdote of poor Mrs. Fletcher? I am sure it will interest him. During the time that the famine in the Deccan was raging, she heard that a poor Hindoo had been found lying dead in one of the temples at the foot of an idol, and with a female child, still living, in his arms. She and her husband immediately repaired to the spot, took the poor little orphan away with them, and conveyed it to their own home. She tended it assiduously, and one of her last cares was to have it placed at a female missionary school, to be brought up as a Christian.'"

Published @ RC

November 2003