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This owl went to Germany,
This owl stayed at home;
This owl read Kant and Fichte,
This owl read none.
This owl said To-whit! I can't understand
the dogmatic categorical!

The “Northern Lights” gleam fitfully in the Journal.

October 26. To write Henry James for story, Charles T. Brooks for sketches of travel. Saw and talked with Gilmour, who confuses my mind.”

October 29. Chev went with me to Ristori's debut, which was in Medea.”

November 3. All of these days have been busy and interrupted. Maggi1 has been reading Ristori's plays in my parlor every day this week and my presence has been compulsory. I have kept on with Fichte whose Sittenlehre I have nearly finished. Have copied one or two poems, written various letters in behalf of the magazine, have seen Ristori thrice on the stage and once in private.”

November 10. Finished copying and correcting my editorial for the first number of my weekly. Finished also Fichte's Sittenlehre for whose delightful reading I thank God, praying never to act quite unworthily of its maxims.”

November 11. Called on Mrs. Charles Sumner, and saw both parties, who were very cordial and seemed very happy.”

November 15. Crackers, .25, eggs, .43, rosewater for Frank Crawford, .48. Very weary and overdone. ”

1 Count Alberto Maggi, an Italian litterateur.

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