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“ [76] to the five great hymns of the Catholic mass. He asked me to write one of these and I promised to try.”

April 16. Splint off to-day. Waited for Dr. Beach, so could not go to church. Had an interesting talk with the Doctor on the Immortality of the Soul, in which he is a believer.”

April 27. Made to-day a good start in writing about Margaret Fuller. This night at 8.50 P. M. died Ralph Waldo Emerson, i.e., all of him that could die. I think of him as a father gone — father of so much beauty, of so much modern thought.”

May 7. To church, going out for the first time without a crutch, using only my cane.”

“J. F. C.'s sermon was about Emerson, and was very interesting and delicately appreciative. I think that he exaggerated Emerson's solid and practical effect in the promotion of modern liberalism. The change was in the air and was to come. It was in many minds quite independently of Mr. Emerson. He was the foremost literary man of his day in America, philosopher, poet, reformer, all in one. But he did not make his age, which was an age of great men and of great things.”

May 14. Had a sudden thought in church of a minister preaching in a pulpit and a fiend waiting to carry him off to hell. Made some verses out of this.”

“This is Whitsunday.... I do hope and pray for a fresh outpouring this year. While I listened to Dr. Furness, two points grew clear to me: one was, that I ”

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