Dr. Gorham Bacon, recited the following, also of her composition:--
Heu iterum didulum,
The question being asked whether this last line was in strict accordance with grammar, the scholar gave the following rule: “The conditions of grammar should always give way to the exigencies of rhyme.”
The delicious fooling of that unique summer was never repeated.
Out of it came, however, the more serious and permanent association known as the Town and Country Club of Newport.
I felt the need of upholding the higher social ideals and of not leaving true culture unrepresented, even in a summer wateringplace.
Felis cum fidulum,
Vacca transiluit lunam,
Quum tale videt,
Et dish ambulavit cum spoonam.
With the help and advice of ProfessorRogers
and Mrs. William B. Rogers
, Colonel Higginson
and Mr. Samuel Powell
, a number of friends were called together in the early summer of 1874 and she laid before them the plan of the proposed club.
After speaking of the growing predominance of the gay and fashionable element in Newport
society, she said:--
But some things can be done as well as others.
Newport... has also treasures which are still unexplored. . .
The milliner and the mantua-maker bring here their costly goods and tempt the eye with forms and colors.
But the great artist, Nature, has here merchandise