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Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 3 1 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 3 1 Browse Search
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e range of reading. He had read all our American literature, and was very flattering in his remarks on Hawthorne, Poe, and Longfellow. I find J. R. Lowell less known, however, than he deserves to be. Lord Dufferin says that his mother wrote him some verses on his coming of age, and that he built a tower for them and inscribed them on a brass plate. I recommend the example to you, Henry; make yourself the tower and your memory the brass plate. This morning came also, to call, Lady Augusta Bruce, Lord Elgin's daughter, one of the Duchess of Kent's ladies-in-waiting; a very excellent, sensible girl, who is a strong anti-slavery body. After lunch we drove over to Eton, and went in to see the provost's house. After this, as we were passing by Windsor the coachman suddenly stopped and said, The Queen is coming, my lady. We stood still and the royal cortege passed. I only saw the Queen, who bowed graciously. Lady Mary stayed at our car door till it left the station, and
of H. B. S., 490. Biography, H. B. S.'s remarks on writing and understanding, 126. Birney, J. G., office wrecked, 81 et seq.; H. B. S.'s sympathy with, 84. Birthday, seventieth, celebration of by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 500. Blackwood's attack on Lady Byron, 448. Blantyre, Lord, 230. Bogue, David, 189-191. Boston opens doors to slave-hunters, 144. Boston Library, Prof. Stowe enjoys proximity to, 509. Bowdoin College calls Prof. Stowe, 125, 129. Bowen, H. C., 181. Bruce. John, of Litchfield Academy, H. B. S.'s tribute to, 14; lectures on Butler's Analogy, 32. Brigham, Miss, character of, 46. Bright, John, letter to H. B. S. on her Appeal to English women, 389. Brooklyn, Mrs. Stowe's visit to brother Henry in, 130; visit in 1852, when she helps the Edmonson slave family, 178-180; Beecher, H. W. called to, 476; Beecher trial in, 478. Brown and the phantoms, 431. Brown, John, bravery of, 380. Browning, Mrs., on life and love, 52. Browning,
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 12: Greece and other lands 1867; aet. 48 (search)
m scarcely compensated for Mrs.--'s want of politeness, which was probably not intentional. Saw there Sir Samuel and Lady Baker, the latter wore an amber satin tunic over a white dress, and a necklace of lion's teeth. April 5. Breakfast with Mr. Charles Dalrymple at 2 Clarges Street, where we met Mr. Grant Duff, Baron McKaye, and others. Tea at Lady Trevelyan's, where I was introduced to Dean Stanley of Westminster . .. and young Milman, son of the Reverend H. M. Lady Stanley was Lady Augusta Bruce, a great favorite of the Queen. Dined at Argyll Lodge, found the Duchess serene and friendly; the Duke seemed hard and sensible, Lord Lorne, the eldest son, very pleasant, and Hon. Charles Howard and son most amiable, with more breeding, I should say, than the Duke. Chev was the hero of this occasion; the Duchess always liked him. During this brief week, the Doctor had been in close communication with the Greeks of London, who one and all were eager to welcome him, and to bid him
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 17: the woman's cause 1868-1910 (search)
as forced to play the hymn tunes myself. Am thankful that the occasion seemed to meet with acceptance. In 1873, a number of women ministers having come to Boston to attend the May Anniversaries, she conceived the idea of bringing them together in a meeting all their own. She issued a call for a Woman Preachers' Convention, and this convention, the first held in any country, met on May 29, 1873. She was elected president, the Reverends Mary H. Graves and Olympia Brown vice-presidents, Mrs. Bruce secretary. The Journal describes this meeting as most harmonious and happy. In 1893, speaking of this time, she said:-- I find that it is just twenty years, last spring, since I made the first effort to gather in one body the women who intended to devote themselves to the ministry. The new liberties of utterance which the discussion of woman suffrage had brought us seemed at this time not only to invite, but to urge upon us a participation in the advocacy of the most vital inte