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....”
. Went to Saturday Morning Club.
Found that John Fiske
had failed them.
Was told to improvise a lecture on the spot.
Did so. ...”
. 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, strove to obtain the rescinding of this censure; it was not till 1874 that it was rescinded by a large majority.]
. 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....”
. 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....”
. Fifty-four years old to-day.
Thank God ”