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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 2: a Roman winter--1878-1879; aet. 59-60 (search)
determine this year to pass no day without actual prayer, the want of which I have felt during the year just past. Busy all day, writing, washing handkerchiefs, and reading Herodotus. On January 2, she visited Blind School with General Stone-Osny Effendi, Principal. Many trades and handicrafts — straw matting, boys — boys and girls weaving at hand loom — girls spinning wool and flax, crochet and knitting — a lesson in geography. Turning lathe — bought a cup of rhinoceros horn. On January 4 she is sad to leave Egypt-dear beautiful country! Jerusalem, January 5. I write in view of the Mount of Olives, which glows in the softest sunset light, the pale moon showing high in the sky. Christ has been here — here — has looked with his bodily eyes on this fair prospect. The thought ought to be overpowering--is inconceivable. January 9. In the saddle by half past 8 in the morning. Rode two hours, to Bethlehem. Convent — Catholic. Children at the school. Boy with a
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 9: in the house of labor 1896-1897; aet. 77-78 (search)
brutal masters, and this time Greece felt strong enough to stand openly by her Cretan brothers. Our mother was deeply moved by this new need, which recalled so many precious memories. The record of the spring of 1897 is much concerned with it. Written on the fly-leaf of the Journal: The good God make me grateful for this new year, of which I am allowed to see the beginning. Thy kingdom come! I have many wishes, but this prayer will carry them all. January 1, 1897. Oh, dear! January 4.... Went in the evening to see the Smith College girls, Class of ‘95, play Midsummer Night's Dream. A most lovely and ideal performance. Their representation of the Athenian clowns was incredibly good, especially of Nick Bottom. January 5. ... Was grieved and shocked to learn early this morning that my brilliant neighbor, General Francis A. Walker, had died during the night. He always greeted me with chivalrous courtesy, and has more than once given me his arm to help me homeward, wh