The next day she speaks at a suffrage meeting in Providence
, and makes this comment:--
“Woman suffrage represents individual right, integral humanity, ideal justice.
I spoke of the attitude and action of Minerva
in the ‘Eumenides
her resistance to the Furies, who I said personified popular passion fortified by ancient tradition; her firm stand for a just trial, and her casting the decisive ballot.
I hoped that this would prefigure a great life-drama in which this gracious prophecy would be realized.”
In a “good talk with Miss Eddy
she devises a correspondence and circular to obtain information concerning art clubs throughout the country.
“I am to draft the circular.”
She makes an address at the Unitarian Club
“The keynote to this was given me yesterday, by the sight of the people who thronged the popular churches, attracted, in a great measure no doubt, by the Easter decoration and music.
I thought: ‘What a pity that everybody cannot hear Phillips Brooks.’
I also thought: ‘They can all hear the lesson of heavenly truth in the great Church of All Souls and of All Saints; there
is room enough and to spare.’
She writes a poem for the Blind Kindergarten
at Jamaica Plain
“I worked at my poem until the last moment and even changed it from the manuscript as I recited it. The occasion was most interesting.