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hool, when the Jews greedily absorbed the philosophy of the Greeks. This was Mr. S. H. Butcher, the well-known Greek scholar. She enjoyed his visit greatly, and they talked high and disposedly of things classical and modern. May 28. My meeting of Women Ministers. They gathered very slowly and I feared that it would prove a failure, but soon we had a good number. Mary Graves helped me very much.... Afterwards I felt a malignant fatigue and depression, not caring to do anything. In June she received the first of her collegiate honors, the degree of Doctor of Laws, conferred by Tufts College. This gratified her deeply, and she describes the occasion at length, noting that she was favored with the Tufts yell twice. Lawrence Evans came, and Harry Hall. .. I read the part of my speech about which I had hesitated, about our trying to put an end to the Turkish horrors. It was the best of the speech. Seeking divine aid before I made my remarks, I suddenly said to myself, Chri
ors, the degree of Doctor of Laws, conferred by Tufts College. This gratified her deeply, and she describes the occasion at length, noting that she was favored with the Tufts yell twice. Lawrence Evans came, and Harry Hall. .. I read the part of my speech about which I had hesitated, about our trying to put an end to the Turkish horrors. It was the best of the speech. Seeking divine aid before I made my remarks, I suddenly said to myself, Christ, my brother I never felt it before. June 16. Maud would not allow me to attend Quincy Mansion School Commencement, to my sincere regret. The fatigue of yesterday was excessive, and my dear child knew that another such occasion would be likely to make me ill. Charles G. Ames came, from whom I first learned the death of Mrs. Cheney's sister, Mary Frank Littlehale; the funeral set for today.... Dear E. D. C. seemed gratified at seeing me and asked me to say a few words.... She thanked me very earnestly for what I had said, and I at las
ttle blind nursery to the affectionate regard of seeing people. The children did exceedingly well, especially the orchestra. The little blind 'cellist was remarkable. May 2. Dreamed last night that I was dead and kept saying, I found it out immediately, to those around me..... May 28. My prayer for the new year of my life beginning to-day is, that in some work that I shall undertake I may help to make clear the goodness of God to some who need to know more of it than they do.... June 22. Mabel Loomis Todd wrote asking me for a word to enclose in the corner-stone of the new observatory building at Amherst [Massachusetts]. I have just sent her the following:--The stars against the tyrant fought In famous days of old; The stars in freedom's banner wrought Shall the wide earth enfold. June 23. Kept within doors by the damp weather. Read in William James's book, Varieties of Religious Experience. ... Had a strange fatigue-a restlessness in my brain. June 25.... The Jame
new year of my life beginning to-day is, that in some work that I shall undertake I may help to make clear the goodness of God to some who need to know more of it than they do.... June 22. Mabel Loomis Todd wrote asking me for a word to enclose in the corner-stone of the new observatory building at Amherst [Massachusetts]. I have just sent her the following:--The stars against the tyrant fought In famous days of old; The stars in freedom's banner wrought Shall the wide earth enfold. June 23. Kept within doors by the damp weather. Read in William James's book, Varieties of Religious Experience. ... Had a strange fatigue-a restlessness in my brain. June 25.... The James book which I finished yesterday left in my mind a painful impression of doubt; a God who should be only my better self, or an impersonal pervading influence. These were suggestions which left me very lonely and forlorn. To-day, as I thought it all over, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob seemed to come ba
ey do.... June 22. Mabel Loomis Todd wrote asking me for a word to enclose in the corner-stone of the new observatory building at Amherst [Massachusetts]. I have just sent her the following:--The stars against the tyrant fought In famous days of old; The stars in freedom's banner wrought Shall the wide earth enfold. June 23. Kept within doors by the damp weather. Read in William James's book, Varieties of Religious Experience. ... Had a strange fatigue-a restlessness in my brain. June 25.... The James book which I finished yesterday left in my mind a painful impression of doubt; a God who should be only my better self, or an impersonal pervading influence. These were suggestions which left me very lonely and forlorn. To-day, as I thought it all over, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob seemed to come back to me; the God of Christ, and his saints and martyrs. I said to myself: Let me be steeped in the devotion of the Psalms, and of Paul's Epistles! I took up Coquerel's
ill. Charles G. Ames came, from whom I first learned the death of Mrs. Cheney's sister, Mary Frank Littlehale; the funeral set for today.... Dear E. D. C. seemed gratified at seeing me and asked me to say a few words.... She thanked me very earnestly for what I had said, and I at last understood why I had not been allowed to go to Quincy. It was more important that I should comfort for a moment the bruised heart of my dear friend than that I should be a guest at the Quincy Commencement. June 29. Heard to my sorrow of the death of delightful Sarah Whitman. Wrote a little screed for Woman's Journal which I sent... . In early July, she went to Concord for a memorial meeting in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne. July 11. .... Alice Blackwell, some days ago, wrote beseeching me to write to President Roosevelt, begging him to do something for the Armenians. I said to myself, No, I won't; I am too tired and have done enough. Yesterday's sermon gave me a spur, and this morning I have
Dear E. D. C. seemed gratified at seeing me and asked me to say a few words.... She thanked me very earnestly for what I had said, and I at last understood why I had not been allowed to go to Quincy. It was more important that I should comfort for a moment the bruised heart of my dear friend than that I should be a guest at the Quincy Commencement. June 29. Heard to my sorrow of the death of delightful Sarah Whitman. Wrote a little screed for Woman's Journal which I sent... . In early July, she went to Concord for a memorial meeting in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne. July 11. .... Alice Blackwell, some days ago, wrote beseeching me to write to President Roosevelt, begging him to do something for the Armenians. I said to myself, No, I won't; I am too tired and have done enough. Yesterday's sermon gave me a spur, and this morning I have writ the President a long letter, to the effect desired. God grant that it may have some result! July 17. I despaired of being able to wri
, I want to find out about anything difficult, I always write to Sanborn of course! replied Higginson. we all do! at this writing the same course is pursued, there is reason to believe, by many persons in many countries.) it is remembered that in these days when she was leaving Gardiner at the last moment she handed Laura i a note. It read, be sure to rub the knee thoroughly night and morning! why, she was asked, did I not have this a week ago? I hate to be rubbed! she said. July 1. Oak Glen.... found a typed copy of my rest sermon, delivered in our own church, twelve years ago. Surely preaching has been my greatest privilege and in it I have done some of my best work. July 2. unusually depressed at waking. Feared that I might be visited by senile melancholia against which I shall pray with all my might.... began Plato's Laws. Plato seems to have acted as a tonic, for on the same day she writes to her daughter-in-law, expressing her joy in Harry's latest honor,
ns in many countries.) it is remembered that in these days when she was leaving Gardiner at the last moment she handed Laura i a note. It read, be sure to rub the knee thoroughly night and morning! why, she was asked, did I not have this a week ago? I hate to be rubbed! she said. July 1. Oak Glen.... found a typed copy of my rest sermon, delivered in our own church, twelve years ago. Surely preaching has been my greatest privilege and in it I have done some of my best work. July 2. unusually depressed at waking. Feared that I might be visited by senile melancholia against which I shall pray with all my might.... began Plato's Laws. Plato seems to have acted as a tonic, for on the same day she writes to her daughter-in-law, expressing her joy in Harry's latest honor, the degree of Doctor of Laws conferred by Harvard College:-- to Mrs. Henry Marion Howe Oai Glen, July 2, 1905. Thanks very much for your good letter, giving me such a gratifying account of the do
nked me very earnestly for what I had said, and I at last understood why I had not been allowed to go to Quincy. It was more important that I should comfort for a moment the bruised heart of my dear friend than that I should be a guest at the Quincy Commencement. June 29. Heard to my sorrow of the death of delightful Sarah Whitman. Wrote a little screed for Woman's Journal which I sent... . In early July, she went to Concord for a memorial meeting in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne. July 11. .... Alice Blackwell, some days ago, wrote beseeching me to write to President Roosevelt, begging him to do something for the Armenians. I said to myself, No, I won't; I am too tired and have done enough. Yesterday's sermon gave me a spur, and this morning I have writ the President a long letter, to the effect desired. God grant that it may have some result! July 17. I despaired of being able to write a poem as requested for the Kansas semi-centennial celebration in October, but one
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