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 ”