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.”
. 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.”