ed and followed by love, and was really bent on truth, but too indulgent to the meteors of her fancy.
Friends she must have, but in no one could find A tally fitted to so large a mind.
It is certain that Margaret, though unattractive in person, and assuming in manners, so that the girls complained that she put upon them, or, with her burly masculine existence, quite reduced them to satellites, yet inspired an enthusiastic attachment.
I hear from one witness, as early as 1829, that all the girls raved about Margaret Fuller, and the same powerful magnetism wrought, as she went on, from year to year, on all ingenuous natures.
The loveliest and the highest endowed women were eager to lay their beauty, their grace, the hospitalities of sumptuous homes, and their costly gifts, at her feet.
When I expressed, one day, many years afterwards, to a lady who knew her well, some surprise at the homage paid her by men in Italy,— offers of marriage having there been made her