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“ [127] and made a fine opening address, in which he spoke beautifully of dear Julia and her service to the blind; also of her father. I was joined by Drs. Peabody and Bartol, Brooke Herford and Phillips Brooks. They all spoke delightfully and were delightful to be with. I recited my poem as well as I could. I think it was well liked, and I was glad of the work I bestowed on it.”

She preaches at Parker Fraternity1 on “The Ignorant classes.”

Small wonder that at the Club Tea she finds herself “not over-bright.” Still, she had a “flash or two. The state of Karma [calmer], orchestral conversation, and solo speaking.”

She hears the Reverend William Rounceville Alger's paper on the “Blessed life.” “Very spiritual and in a way edifying; but marred by what I should call ‘mixed metaphysic.’ One goes beyond his paper to feel a deep sympathy with him, a man of intense intellectual impulse, in following which he undergoes a sort of martyrdom; while yet he does not seem to me to hit the plain, practical truth so much as one might wish. He is an estray between Western and Eastern thought, inclining a good deal, though not exclusively, to the latter.”

She goes to conferences of women preachers, to peace meetings; to jubilee meetings, in honor of Queen Victoria; she conducts services at the Home for Intemperate Women, and thinks it was a good time.

She “bites into” her paper on Aristophanes, “with ”

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