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“ [129] why, and she answered almost inaudibly, ‘They are afraid of my troubling people.’ I stirred and woke; but the dear vision remains with me, almost calling me across the silent sea.”

She writes innumerable letters; date and address of each is carefully noted, and now and then an abstract of her words.

“The bane of all representative action is that the spur of personal ambition will carry people further than larger and more generous considerations of good are apt to do. So the mean-hearted and ambitious are always forward in politics; while those who believe in great principles are perhaps too much inclined to let the principles do all the work ....”

The following extracts hurry the year to its close:--

November 7. Left for Boston by 10.20 A. M. train, to attend the celebration of Michael's [Anagnos] fiftieth birthday at the Institution, and the opening meeting of the N. E.W. C.... Arriving in Boston, I ran about somewhat, fatiguing myself dreadfully. Reached the Institution by 4.30 P. M., when, throwing myself on the bed for necessary rest, the desired rhymes for Anagnos's birthday flashed upon me, ‘all of a sudden,’ and instead of napping, I called for pen and ink and wrote them. The meeting was very good; I presided. Dwight and Rodocanachi made speeches, the latter presenting the beautiful chain given to Michael by the teachers of the Institution. Michael was much moved and could not but be much gratified. I proposed three cheers at the end.”

“I stole half an hour to attend a meeting in memory ”

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