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[344] the note of hurry: “Dear Lord, let me this year be worthy to call upon thy name!”

February 5 finds her on another quest: “Mem. Never to come by this route again. Had to turn out at Utica at 4 A. M. Three hours in depot....”

March 1. Went to Saturday Morning Club. Found that John Fiske had failed them. Was told to improvise a lecture on the spot. Did so. ...”

March 5. Went to hear the arguments in favor of rescinding the vote of censure against Charles Sumner... .”

[In 1872, Sumner introduced in the Senate of the United States a resolution that the names of battles with fellow-countrymen should not be continued in the Army Register, nor placed on the regimental colors of the United States. This measure was violently opposed; the Legislature of Massachusetts denounced it as “an insult to the loyal soldiery of the Nation,... meeting the unqualified condemnation of the Commonwealth.” For more than a year Sumner's friends, headed by John G. Whittier, strove to obtain the rescinding of this censure; it was not till 1874 that it was rescinded by a large majority.]

March 10. A morning for work in my own room, so rare a luxury that I hardly know how to use it. Begin with my Greek Testament....”

March 17. Radical Club. ... It was an interesting sitting, but I felt as if the Club had about done its work. People get to believing that talk turns the world: it is much, but it is nothing without work....”

May 27. Fifty-four years old to-day. Thank God ”

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