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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 9: no. 13
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, Boston 1864; aet. 45 (search)
my Club with two charades. Pandemon-ium was the first, Catastrophe the second. For Pan I recited some verses of Mrs. Browning's Dead Pan, with the gods she mentions in the background, my own boy as Hermes. For Demon I had a female Faust and a female Satan. Was aided by Fanny Mc-Gregor, Alice Howe, Hamilton Wilde, Charles Carroll, and James C. Davis, with my Flossy, who looked beautifully. The entertainment was voted an entire success. We remember these charades well. The words Aphrodite, dead and driven As thy native foam thou art... call up the vision of Fanny McGregor, white and beau- Julia Ward Howe tiful, lying on a white couch in an attitude of perfect grace. We hear our mother's voice reciting the stately verses. We see her as the female Faust, first bending over her book, then listening entranced to the promises of Mephistopheles, finally vanishing behind a curtain from which the next instant sprang Florence (the one child who resembled her) in all the gayety o