This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
That was a most ungenerous thrust of the Editor of the Horticulturist, which he makes about the length of your last letter. Ladies' pens or tongues should not be "easily tired" in any good work. While your correspondence the past year has furnished the spice to season his paper, and to make its visits doubly welcome, our friend has failed to appreciate its value; but we would have him understand that it is not so with his readers; and the fear that he may drive you away from his pages, has caused me to address you, and invite a continuance, if not of your correspondence with others, at least of some favors on rural life and pleasures which your ready pen so happily describes. And now, when on that visit to Atticus, may we not hope that some other homes at the east may be gladdened with your cheerful presence, and enjoy the of exercising toward you, true western hospitality. I know that wife would delight in the privilege acquaintance and the little ones' eyes would shine brighter, even from a brief interview. Hay we not then have the happiness of welcoming you to our home.
We beg to say, in our own behalf, that we have not failed to appreciate the value of our excellent Elsies' contributions. Our remark (perhaps ungallant. indeed) was intended to hint that enough had been said on one topic. We trust we are not done with Elsie, but it is possible that just at this time some extra household duties have laid the pen on the shelf for the present. How is it Elsie ? Speak for yourself.