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“ [193] fearfully. I said, ‘He ought to play with his boots on his hands.’ He played two curious compositions of Liszt's: St. Francis's Sermon to the Birds and to the Fishes-much roaring as of old ocean in the second.”

Boston. Attended Mrs. Mary Hemenway's funeral in the morning. ... A great loss she is, but her life has been a great gain. Would that more rich men had such daughters! That more rich women had such a heart! . .”

“C. G. A. preached a funeral sermon on Mrs. Hemenway. As he opened his lips, I said to myself, ‘ What can he teach us that her life has not taught us?’ The sermon, however, was most instructive. Such a life makes an epoch, and should establish a precedent. If one woman can be so disinterested and so wise, others can emulate her example. I, for one, feel that I shall not forget this forcible presentation of the aspect of such a character, of such a history. God send that her mantle may fall upon this whole community, stimulating each to do what he or she can for humanity.”

To Maud

241 Beacon Street, April 21, 1894.
My dearest dear child,
... Let me tell you of the abolition of the old Fast Day and of the new holiday, April 19, ordained in its stead. This, you may remember, is the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. The celebration here was quite on a grand scale. The bells of the old North Church were rung and the lanterns hung out. A horseman, personating Paul Revere, rode out to rouse the

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