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Maud was now engaged to John Elliott, a young Scottish painter, whose acquaintance they had made in Europe in 1878. The marriage took place on February 7, 1887. Though there were many periods of separation, the Elliotts, when in this country, made their home for the most part with our mother. The affection between her and her son-in-law was deep; his devotion to her constant. Through the years that were to follow, the comradeship of the three was hardly less intimate than that of the two had been. The Journal carries us swiftly onward. In place of the long meditations on philosophy and metaphysics, we have brief notes of comings and goings, of speaking and preaching, writing and reading. She works hard to finish her paper on “Women in the Three Professions, Law, Medicine, and Theology,” for the “Chautauquan.” “Very tired afterwards.” She speaks at the Newport Opera House with Mrs. Livermore (who said she did not know Mrs. Howe could speak so well); she takes part in the Authors' Reading for the Longfellow Memorial in the Boston Museum, reciting “Our orders” and the “Battle Hymn,” with her lines to Longfellow recently composed. “I wore my velvet gown, my mother's lace, Uncle Sam's Saint Esprit, and did my best, as did all the others.”
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