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Dear Nettie, In compliance with your request I have selected the following lines for your Album. They convey so much truth to the mind that I cannot refrain from saying they are worthy of your careful perusal and constant study. That you may adopt the sentiment of each verse, and ever seek to cultivate the hidden beauty of the heart more than that of a purely external nature, is the earnest desire of Your affectionate friend & Cousin G. M. E. July 2nd 1859 "Worth beyond Beauty" "Beauty, when sickness comes, will fade, 'Twill faint, and droop, and die; But Worth with tenfold power will shine, When sorrows gather nigh.