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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 1: birth, parentage, childhood (search)
rcia family, and was well acquainted with Garcia's admirable method. Under his care my voice improved in character and in compass, and the daily exercises in holding long notes gave strength to my lungs. I think that I have felt all my life through the benefit of those early lessons. Signor Cardini remembered Italy before the invasion of Napoleon I., and sometimes entertained me with stories of the escapades of his student life. He had resided long in London, and had known the Duke of Wellington. He related to me that once, when he was visiting the great soldier at his country-seat near the sea, the duke invited him to look through his telescope, saying, Signor Cardini, venez voir comme on travaille les Franqais. This must have had reference to some manoeuvre of the English fleet, I suppose. Mr. Boocock thought that it would be desirable for me to take part in concerted pieces, with other instruments. This exercise brought me great delight in the performance of certain trios a
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
s unwillingly allowed in the Ward family, 58; his example leads Dr. Howe to Greece, 85; autograph letter of, 100; praise of, unpardonable in London, 115. Cardini, Signor, Mrs. Howe's instructor in vocal music, 16; his anecdote of the Duke of Wellington, 17. Carlisle, Earl of, dinner given by, 106. Carlisle, Countess of, dinner given by, 106; her good nature: pleasantry about, 107. Carlyle, Thomas, his courtesy to the Howes, 96; appearance, 97. CarreƱio, Teresa, party for, at Secrehip by Sumner, 218. Wedding ceremonies described, 33, 34, 65, 66. Weiss, Rev., John, at the Boston Radical Club, 283, 284; on woman suffrage, 289; on poets and philosophers, 304. Welles, Gideon, secretary of the navy, 225. Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, anecdote of, 17. Wentzler, A. H., paints portrait of John Ward, 55. Whipple, Edwin P., reviews Passion Flowers, 228: attends Mrs. Howe's parlor lectures, 306. White, Andrew D., commissioner on the annexation of Santo Do