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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 11: no. 19
Boylston place
: later Lyrics --1866; aet. 47 (search)
riting and rehearsing a charade for the Club. December 12. Saw my new book at Tilton's. It looks very well, but I am not sanguine about its fate. Later Lyrics made less impression than either of the earlier volumes. It has been long out of print; our mother does not mention it in her Reminiscences ; even in the Journal, the book once published, there are few allusions to it, and those in a sad note: Discouraged about my book, and so forth; yet it contains much of her best work. December 16. Sarah Clarke Sister of James Freeman Clarke. An artist of some note and a beloved friend of our mother. and Foley Margaret Foley, the sculptor. are to dine with me at 5.30. Went out at 10 A. M. to take Foley to see [William] Hunt, whom we found in his studio in a queer knitted coat. He showed an unfinished head of General Grant, in which it struck me that the eyes looked like the two scales of a balance in which men and events could be weighed. The Journal for 1866 opens wit
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 11: eighty years 1899-1900; aet. 80-81 (search)
d the way to a life of educated usefulness. . .. November 19 ... before the sermon I had prayed for some good thought of God. This came to me in the shape of a sudden perception to this effect: I am in the father's house already. . . . November 30. ... in giving thanks to-day, I made my only personal petitions, which were first, that some of my dear granddaughters might find suitable husbands,... and lastly, that I might serve in some way until the last breath leaves my body.... December 16. I had greatly desired to see the Barber. kind Mrs. [Alfred] Batcheller made it possible by inviting me to go with her. The performance was almost if not quite bouffe. Sembrich's singing marvellous, the acting of the other characters excellent, and singing very good, especially that of de Reszke and Campanari. I heard the opera in New York more than seventy years ago, when Malibran, then Signorina Garcia, took the part of Rosina. December 31. ... Advertiser man came with a query: wh