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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 6: Samuel Ward and the Astors (search)
Young as my native city was in my youth, it still retained some fossils of an earlier period. Conspicuous among these were two sisters, of whom the elder had been a recognized beauty and belle at the time of the War of Independence. Miss Charlotte White was what was called a character in those days. She was tall and of commanding figure, attired after an ancient fashion, but with great care. I remember her calling upon my aunt one morning, in company with a lady friend much inclined to embonpoint. The lady's name was Euphemia, and Miss White addressed her thus: Feme, thou female Falstaff. She took some notice of me, and began to talk of the gayeties of her youth, and especially of a ball given at Newport during the war, at which she had received especial attention. On returning the visit we found the sisters in the quaintest little sitting-room imaginable, the floor covered with a green Brussels carpet, woven in one piece, with a medallion of flowers in the centre, evident
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
, 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 Domingo, 181, 345. White, Mrs. Andrew D., 346. White, Charlotte, a character in early New York, 77. Whiting, Solomon, attends Mrs. Howe's lecture in Washington, 309. Whitney, Miss, Anne, her statue of Harriet Martineau, 158. Whittier, John G., praises Passion Flowers, 228; his characterization of Dr. Howe, 370. Wieck, the German composer, described by Mrs. Jameson, 40. Wilbour, Mrs. Charlotte B., prominent in the woman's congress, 385, 386. Wilderness, battle of, 265. Wilhelm Meister, Goethe's, discussed, 59. Wilkes, Rev., El