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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 15: a woman's peace crusade (search)
remember with gratitude the Seeley mansion, as one should do who was made at home there. Mr. Seeley lent a kind ear to my plea for a combination of women in behalf of a world's peace. I had also the pleasure of hearing a lecture from him on Edmund Burke, whose liberalism he considered rather sporadic than chronic, an expression of sentiment called forth by some exceptional emergency, while the eloquent speaker remained a conservative at heart. He did not, as he might have done, explain such inconsistencies on the simple ground of Burke's Irish blood, which gave him genius but not the logic of consistency. Mrs. Seeley was a very amiable and charming woman. I remember that her husband read to me Calverley's clever take-off of Browning, and that we all laughed heartily over it. A morning ramble made me aware of the beauty of the river banks. I attended a Sunday service in King's College Chapel, with its wonderful stone roof. Here also I made the acquaintance of Miss Clough, siste
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
Wieck), mentioned by Mrs. Jameson, 40. Scotland, the Howes in, 111, 112. Scott, Sir, Walter, 28; his novel Kenilworth, play founded on, 57; grave of, at Abbotsford, 111 works lightly esteemed by Charles Sumner, 169. Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, on John Kenyon, 108; her letter of introduction to Count Gonfalonieri, 119; praises a line from Passion Flowers, 228. Sedgwick, Mrs. Theodore (Susan Ridley), 90. Seeley, Prof. J. R., hospitality and kindness to Mrs. Howe: his lecture on Burke, 335. Sewall, Judge Samuel E., aids the woman suffrage movement, 382. Seward, William H., secretary of state, stigmatized by Count Gurowski, 222. Shaw, Mrs. Quincy A., 184. Shelley, Percy Bysshe, his books prohibited in the Ward family, 58. Sherret, Miss, her interest in schools for girls of the middle class, 333. Sherwood, Mrs. (Mary Martha Butt), her stories, 48. Siddons, Mrs. William (Sarah Kemble), fund for her monument, 104; her daughter, 131. Sillhman Prof. Benj