441. To Sara Hutchinson MS. Dove Cottage. Hitherto unpublished fragment. [Early Summer 1802] 1 . . . -- Hartley told his Mother, that he was thinking all day -- all the morning, all the day, all the evening -- 'what it would be, if there were Nothing / if all the men, & women, & Trees, & grass, and birds & beasts, & the Sky, & the Ground, were all gone / Darkness & Coldness -- & nothing to be dark & cold.' His Mother . . . . . . [His] motto from infancy might have been not me alone! [']My Thoughts are my Darlings!' -- Hartley's attachments are excessively strong -- so strong, even to places, that he does not like to go into town -- or on a visit / The field, garden, & river bank / his Kitchen & darling Friend -- they are enough / & Play fellows are burthensome to him / excepting me / because I can understand & sympathize with, his wild Fancies -- & suggest others of my own. -I am tolerably -- My best Love . . .