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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
, for he was obliged to go alone, his natural guardian being absent; but he was inexorable; delighted to escape from feminine control; and came back triumphant. May 26. At the notice of an hour or so prepared a talk on Theo. Parker for F. R.A. May 27. To Boston for lunch of Free Religious Association at which I spoke for the last time. Afterwards at Mrs. Howe's birthday reception. May 30. [Decoration Day.] To exercises in morning, marched with G. A.R. to chapel. June 10, 1910. Closing the care and labor of nearly two years [Genealogy]—my last literary work properly so called. I am now the sixth on the list of Harvard graduates. One of the reforms which interested Colonel Higginson in later years was Simplified Spelling. It must be confessed that he did not attempt to remodel his own way of writing, but he defined the movement as an effort to save the time of the busy world; and he believed that to simplify our great chaotic language would make life e