Another “performance” of that summer is not noted in the Journal; an impromptu rendering of “Horatius at the bridge,” in the “green parlor” at Oak Glen
, with the following cast:--
The green parlor was an oval grass plot, thickly screened by tall cedars.
Laura recited the ballad, keeping her voice as she could while the heroes waged desperate combat, but breaking down entirely when Horatius
“plunged headlong in the tide,” and swam with magnificent action across — the greensward!
. Preached in Tiverton
Text: ‘The fashion of this world passeth away.’
Subject: Fashion, an intense but transient power; in contradistinction, the eternal things of God.”
. Spent much of this day in composing a poem in commemoration of President Garfield
Spared no pains with this and succeeded better than I had expected.”
. The President's funeral.
Services held in most cities of the United States
, I should judge.
Solemn services also in London