When her head was clear; she studied the great theologian eagerly, copying many passages for more complete assimilation.
September brought “alarums and excursions.”
“Awoke and sprang at once into the worry saddle.”
Another Congress was coming, another “A. A.W.”
paper to be written, beside an opening address for the Mechanics' Fair, and “1500 words for Bok
,” on some aspect of the American
She went to Boston
for the opening of the Mechanics' Fair, and sat beside Phillips Brooks in the great hall.
“They will not hear us!”
“No,” replied Brooks
“This is the place where little children are seen
and not heard
backed up the Tariff while I praised Free Trade.
My text was two words of God: ‘Use and Beauty.’
My brief address was written carefully though hastily.”
There was no neighborly electric road in Rhode Island
in those days, and the comings and goings were fatiguing.
“A hard day.... The rain was pitiless, and I in my best clothes, and without rubbers.
Embraced a chance of driving to the Perry House
, where ... it was cold and dark.
I found a disconsolate couple from Schenectady
who had come to Newport
for a day's pleasuring.
Did my best to entertain them, walking about the while to keep warm.”
She got home finally, and the day ends with her ordering a warm mash for the horse.
This horse, Ha'pence, a good and faithful beast,