ose autobiography I came very near unconsciously referring to. In the afternoon I spoke at one of a series of remarkable meetings for free talk on theological subjects which Mr. May started in a public hall.
All sorts of persons take part, Methodists, Jews, Catholics, &c. and no one can speak but ten minutes.
These absences from home not only gave a needed change, but took the young man among various interesting people.
He wrote to his mother, after lecturing in Concord, that he had Mr. Emerson for an auditor which made me nearly dumb at first . . . .
Last Saturday I was in Boston [Jan. 1853] and went to see no less a person than Mr. Thackeray— not as lion but as lecturer.
We wanted him here for a new association and offered him $500 for 6 lectures —which he declined; he was very frank about it, saying it was more than he could get in England: but he could get more in other cities; in Providence $800 for three lectures!
He is six feet four, at least, very sweet and ma
lavery Society, Mass., Higginson speaks at, 180, 181; Phillips speaks at, 201; Emerson speaks at, 201.
Appleton Anne, marries Capt. Storrow, 3. See also Storrow, thful history of United States, 284, 285; success of history, 286-88.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 68, 129, 193; anecdote about, 87; described, 96, 130; at Anti-Slavery mhies, 263, 275; as a public speaker, 263-66, 273; visits Whittier, 266; visits Emerson, 266; and the Boston Radical Club, 267, 263; religious toleration of, 268; his Creed, 268-70; influence of Emerson, 270; various honors, 270, 271; summers at the Point, 272, 273; his poem Decoration Day, 273; The Things I Miss, 273; elasticity, 388; musical poems, 388, 389; lectures before Lowell Institute, 389; 390; at Emerson celebration, 390; eightieth birthday celebration, 391; sons of Veterans Post n about Mr. Wells, 15.
Hoar, Senator George F., and Higginson's hymn, 64; at Emerson celebration, 390.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, conversation with, 159, 160.