THE DEPARTURE. -- THE SEARCH.
THEODORE PARKER, with his wife, Miss Stevenson, and Mr. George Cabot, left the house in Exeter Place, on the 3d of February, with a resolute determination to use his one chance in ten for health, too resolute, in fact. He who too fiercely fights his own disease may become its ally. He sat in his room at the Astor House, gaunt and gray, but firm, as if he were the carer, and not the cared-for. He knew the contents of each box and bag, where each package and flask was put. When the little procession moved from the hotel, he staid till the last to see that nothing had been dropped; then walked sturdily to Jersey City, where "The Karnac" lay. All was ready for him on board. A dear friend from afar put flowers -- violets and carnations -- in his state-room. Dr. and Mrs. Howe were there to greet him with manly sympathy and feminine grace. They were to be his companions on the voyage. To the few friends who came to say farewell he said little; responded gratefully to their expressions of affection, but faintly to their words of hope; was silent and thoughtful, though not dejected. The steamer sailed on the 8th. On the 3d of March it reached its destination, -- Fredericksted, West End, Santa Cruz; having touched at Nassau, St. Thomas, Nuevitas, Puerto Plata, and St. John, and tarried four or five days at Havana. The voyage, which rough weather made uncomfortable at start
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Publication information: Book title: Theodore Parker:A Biography. Contributors: Octavius Frothingham Brooks - Author. Publisher: J. R. Osgood. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1874. Page number: 508.