“Divide et impera
is an old maxim of despotism which does not look as if States' rights pointed in the direction of true freedom.”
“It is only in the natural order that the living dog is better than the dead lion.
Will any one say that the living thief is better than the dead hero?
No one, save perhaps the thief himself, who is no judge.”
The Journal is now largely concerned with Kant
, and with Maine
's work on “Ancient law,” from which she quotes freely.
Here and there are touches of her own.
“Epicureans are to Stoics as circumference to centre.”
“ I think Hegel
more difficult than important.
Many people suppose that the difficulty of a study is a sure indication of its importance.”
In these years the Doctor
and our sister Julia were in summer time rather visitors than members of the family.
The former was, as Governor Bullock
said of him, “driving all the Charities of Massachusetts
abreast,” and could enjoy the Valley
only by snatches, flying down for a day or a week as he could.
, from her early girlhood, had interested herself deeply in all that concerned the blind, and had become more and more the Doctor
's companion and workfellow at the Perkins Institution, where much of his time was necessarily spent.
She had classes in various branches of study, and in school and out gave herself freely to her blind pupils.
A friend said to her mother, many years later, “It was one of the sights of Boston
in the days of the Harvard Musical
concerts to see your Julia