1834 (while working with her infant schools) "Health . . . which I am the more thankful for as every hour of my strength and spirits is called for in active exertion."
1837 (after a move) "Thankful that the Lord has brought me in health, peace, and safety to this place."
1847 (out sightseeing on a mountain) "I was daringly climbing it alone when a most gentlemanly young tourist took me in tow, up and safe down again, for which I was most thankful."
1854 (on the happy resolution of a financial difficulty) "I desire to be thankful, how thankful no one can know who does not know that suspense has always been the evil that all my life I have found worst to bear."
1861 "Suffering from excited nerves, which I am thankful to tell you is now gone."
1863 (after a bad storm) "Thankful . . . not a tile or anything shaken in this house, and the warm and sheltered spot where I seem at anchor."
1863 "The hankering after slavery, that I attacked in 1824, I am thankful to know exists no longer in England."