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“ [256] The twelve apostles shall judge the twelve tribes in that the Christian doctrine judges the Jews.”

“I lead a weary life of hurry and interruption.”

November 18. Weary hearts must, I think, be idle hearts, for it is cheery even to be overworked. My studies and experience have combined to show me the difficulty of moral attainment, but both have made me feel that with every average human being there is a certain possible conjunction of conviction, affection, and personality which, being effected, the individual will see the reality of the ethical aspects of life and the necessary following of happiness upon a good will and its strenuous prosecution.”

“I began Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre two or three days ago.”

“Gave a small party to Baron Osten Sacken.... Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must, makes the difference between the beggar and the thief.”

November 26. Very unwell; a good day's work, nevertheless.”

November 27. Better. Last week was too fatiguing for a woman of my age. I cannot remember my fortyseven years, and run about too much. The oratorio should, I fear, be given up.”

December 8. I came in from Lexington last night after the reading1 in an open buggy with a strange driver, a boy of eighteen, who when we were well under way showed me a pistol,--a revolver, I think,--and said that he never travelled at night without one. As the boy's very face was unknown to me, the whole 1

1 At the Lexington Lyceum for the Monument Fund.

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