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This autumn saw the preparation of a new volume of poems, “Later Lyrics.” Years had passed since the appearance of “Words for the hour,” and our mother had a great accumulation of poems, the arrangement of which proved a heavy task. “The labor of looking over the manuscript nearly made me ill.... Had a new bad feeling of intense pressure in the right temple.” And again:-- “Nearly disabled by headaches.... Determine to push on with my volume.” “Almost distracted with work of various sorts — my book — the new house — this one full of company, and a small party in the evening.” “All these days much hurried by proofs. Went in the evening to the opening of the new wards in the Women's Hospital — read two short poems, according to promise. These were kindly received. . ..” The next day she went with a party of friends to the Boys' Reform School at Westboro. “In the yard ”
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