To Mrs. S. E. Sewall. Wayland, June 17, 1879.
During these weeks, so filled with memories of our friend Garrison, I have seemed to feel the presence of you and your dear, good husband, as you say you have felt line.
I thought of you continually — on the day of the funeral, and while reading the beautiful tributes offered by Phillips and Weld and Whittier.
If his spirit was there, how happy he must have been!
The general laudation in the newspapers was truly wonderful.
If any prophet had foretold it thirty years ago, who would have believed him?
It seems to me there never was so great a moral revolution in so short a time.
It was elevating and thrilling to read the funeral services, and it must have been much more so to have heard them.
If Mr. Garrison was mistaken in his strong belief that individual, conscious existence continued elsewhere, he will never know of his mistake ; but I think he was not mistaken.
I suppose you noticed that Whittier recognized his spirit as st
rians, the, and R. W. Emerson, 34; convocation of, at New York, 189.
Venus of Milo, the, 172, 218.
Victor Hugo's tragedy of John Brown, 173.
Wallcut, Robert F., 284.
War anecdotes, 158, 161, 180, 204.
Wasson, David A.. 80, 91.
Wayland, Mass., Mrs. Child's home in XV.
Webster, Daniel, willing to defend the slave-child Med, 20; statue of, 190; Ichabod, 259.
Weiss's (Rev. John) biography of Theodore Parker.
Weld, Angelina Grimke, memorial of, 258.
Weld, Theodore D., letter to, 258.
Westminster Review, The, 202.
White, Maria, 50.
Whitney, Miss, Anne, letters to, 247, 256; her statue of Samuel Adams, 257.
Whittier, John G., biographical sketch of Mrs. Child, v.-xxv., 97; lines to Mrs. Child, on Ellis Gray Loring, 102; annoyed by curiosity-seekers, 142; letters to, 157, 159, 210, 215, 228, 235, 236; on the death of S. J. May, 212; his tribute to Colonel Shaw, 240; lines to Mrs. Child after her death, 269.
Wightman, James M., 149.