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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
He had, as he laughingly declared, got into the habit of living, and there were always thoughts to be uttered either about live issues or departed contemporaries. Various lectures and addresses were given during this year. The diaries again furnish the record:— Feb. 18, 1909. Evening—delightful and unexpected singing from a party of colored singers. They came unseen by me and sang on the stairs, Marching throa Georgia! They took me by entire surprise; also bringing flowers. May 4, 1900. To meeting of officers at American House. Drove in alone. Was treated with curious deferential attention and made a speech. May 12. Pleasant and successful memorial meeting for Margaret Fuller Ossoli, 100th birthday. It was held in the house of my birth, the parlors crowded. Perhaps it was my last public meeting. May 17. To Concord, Mass., to funeral of Judge Keyes [a classmate]. This excursion to Concord was violently opposed by his family, for he was obliged to go al