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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 15: a woman's peace crusade (search)
rm, and the venerable Sir John Bowring spoke at some length, leaning on his staff as became his age. The attendance was very good. The meeting was by no means what I had hoped that it might be. The ladies who spoke in public in those days mostly confined their labors to the advocacy of woman suffrage, and were not much interested in my scheme of a world-wide protest of women against the cruelties of war. I found indeed some helpful allies among my own sex. Two sisters of John Bright, Mrs. Margaret Lucas and Mrs. Maclaren, aided me with various friendly offices, and through their instrumentality the money which I had expended in the hire of halls was returned to me. I had not in any way suggested or expected this, but as I was working entirely at my own cost the assistance was very welcome and opportune. I cannot leave this time without recalling the gracious figure of Athanase Coquerel. I had met this remarkable man in London at the anniversary banquet of the British Unitarian A
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
, Henry Wadsworth, becomes a friend of Mrs. Howe through her brother Samuel, 49; his opinion of Samuel Ward, 73; takes Mrs. Howe to the Perkins Institution, 81, 82; his translations, 147. Longfellow, Rev., Samuel, ordained, 292; his character and convictions: hymns, 293; his essay on Law before the Radical Club, 294. Loring, Judge, denounced by Theodore Parker, 164. Lothrop, Rev. Samuel K., attends Mrs. Howe's parlor lectures, 306; requests her to prolong the course, 308. Lucas, Mrs., Margaret, assists Mrs. Howe in her woman's peace movement, 341. Lucia di Lammermoor, 104. Luther, Dr. Hedge's essay on, 301. Lynch, Dominick, introduces the first opera troupe to New York, 24. Lyons, Richard, Lord, British minister at Washington, 309. Machi, Padre, visits the catacombs with the Howes, 128. Mackintosh, Robert James, calls on Mrs. Jameson, 42. Maclaren, Mrs., assists Mrs. Howe in her peace movement, 341. Maclise, Daniel, the painter, 110 MacMahon, Mar