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
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 ”