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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 7: marriage: tour in Europe (search)
st in the story of Laura Bridgman as narrated by Charles Dickens. In this letter he mentioned Laura's childish question, Do horses sit up late? In the course of his conversation he said, laughing heartily: Laura Bridg man, dear child! Her question, Do horses sit up late? Before taking leave of us he invited us to take tea with him on the following Sunday. When the day arrived, my husband was kept at home by a severe headache, but Mr. and Mrs. Mann, my sister, and myself drove out to Chelsea, where Mr. Carlyle resided at that time. In receiving us he apologized for his wife, who was also suffering from headache and could not appear. In her absence I was requested to pour tea. Our host partook of it copiously, in all the strength of the teapot. As I filled and refilled his cup, I thought that his chronic dyspepsia was not to be wondered at. The repast was a simple one. It consisted of a plate of toast and two small dishes of stewed fruit, which he offered us with the words
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
acMahon, Marshal, his reception to Gen. and Mrs. Grant, 421. Macready, William Charles, the actor, 104. Mailliard, Adolph, 200. Mailliard, Mrs. Adolph (Annie Ward), sister of Mrs. Howe: accompanies her to Europe, 88; dines with Carlyle at Chelsea, 96; her loveliness, 137; her husband, 201; her toast at the Washington's Birthday dinner in Rome, 203; returns to America with Mrs. Howe, 204. Malibran, Madame, in the roles of Cenerentola and Rosina, 15. Mallock, William H., at a dinner for Mrs. Howe, 412. Manchester, Bishop of, opposes the founding of schools for girls of the middle class, 333. Mann, Horace, uplifts the publie schools, 88; goes to Europe, 89; visits Carlyle at Chelsea, 96; inspects the London prisons, 108, 109; opinion of George Combe, 133; praises Dr. Howe's work in the Boston schools, 148; advocates the teaching of speech to deaf-mutes, 149; shrinks from woman suffrage, 157. Mann, Mrs. Horace (Mary Peabody), goes to Europe with the Howes, 89; visit