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“‘ [228] to lay his head’ --my little Maud's eyes filled with tears.”

“Much worried by want of preparedness for today's picnic. Managed to get up three chickens killed on short notice, a pan of excellent gingerbread, two cans of peaches, and a little bread and butter. Went in the express wagon.... At the picnic I repeated my Cambridge poem, .. . and read ‘Amanda's Inventory’ and my long poem on Lincoln's death.... Duty depends on an objective, happiness upon a subjective, sense. The first is capable of a general and particular definition, the second is not.”

“In the afternoon mended Harry's shirt, finished Maud's skirt, read Livy and Tyndall, and played croquet, which made me very cross.”

“Exhumed my French story and began its termination. Mended a sheet badly torn.”

After a long list of purchases--

“Worked like a dog all day. Went in town, running about to pick up all the articles above mentioned.... Came home — cut bread and butter and spread sandwiches till just within time to slip off one dress and slip on another. My company was most pleasant, and more numerous than I had anticipated.....”

“Legal right is the universal compulsion which secures universal liberty.”

“I feel quite disheartened when I compare this summer with the last. I was so happy and hopeful in writing my three Essays and thought fhey should open such a vista of usefulness to me, and of good to others. But the opposition of my family has made it almost ”

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