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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:--

HoratiusF. Marion Crawford.
Spurius LartiusJ. W. H.
HerminiusMaud Howe.

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!

September 18. Preached in Tiverton to-day. Text: ‘The fashion of this world passeth away.’ Subject: Fashion, an intense but transient power; in contradistinction, the eternal things of God.”

September 25. Spent much of this day in composing a poem in commemoration of President Garfield's death. Spared no pains with this and succeeded better than I had expected.”

September 26. The President's funeral. Services held in most cities of the United States, I should judge. Solemn services also in London and Liverpool.”

To Samuel Ward

241 Beacon Street, December 22, 1881.
Dearest Brother,
. . . Your house, darling, was bright and lovely, yesterday. I had my old pet, Edwin Booth, to lunchwe


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