Sunday, 30 April 2017

Haunting Shadows

As I am thinking of ending this letter, the shadow of a saying crosses my memory, that of good things there are always three. I forget which of earth's tongues has moulded this into a proverb, but something more than a proverb often troubles me now—I remember that I used to be taught to believe in the Trinity in Unity, but I never get beyond the two now—I know something of a Father, and something of a Saviour; but was not there a third to help one to say our Father and my Saviour? Alas, the idea is a blank now, leaving a shadow to haunt me!

Letters from Hell, L. W. J. S., Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1889