June 29 
My favorite joyous month is almost gone – There is a freshness and perfection mingled in the bright mornings & calm evenings of June that is unequaled-
“There’s beauty in the heat of day
There’s glory in the noontide ray
There’s sweetness in the twilight shades
Magnificence in night! The love
Arched the grand heaven, of blue alone,
And all our smiling earth pervades!
Our children are now enjoying a vacation – Miss Day Mary Eliza & my little Connie have gone to Smithville to visit their friends, and are having a happy time, with the many young folks – while I, though missing their cheerful & loved presence, am enjoying the quiet of a small family.
This poem is similar to a hymn published by Sr. John Bowring in 1825 entitled “The World Beautiful”
Source: Jane Evans Elliot Diaries #5343, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/e/Elliot,Jane_Evans.html