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“ [201] suffrage speech: ‘The kingdom cometh not with observation.’ The silent, gradual, wonderful growth of public sentiment regarding woman suffrage, the spreading sense of the great universal harmony which Christ delivered to us in the words and acts of a few years, and which, it seems to me, is only now beginning to make itself generally felt and to shape the world's councils increasingly.”

January 25. I awoke this morning overwhelmed by the thought of my lecture at Salem, which I have not written. Suddenly a line of my own came to me, ‘Had I one of thy words, my Master,’ and this brought me the train of thought, which I shall endeavor to present. The one word which we all have is ‘charity.’ I wrote quite a screed and with that and some speaking shall get through, I hope.... Got a good lead of thought and felt that I could supply extempore what I had not time to write. Harry and Fanny had a beautiful dinner for Lady Henry Somerset.”

January 26. Lunch and lecture in Salem. A dreadful storm; I felt that I must go. The hackman and I rolled down the steps of the house, he, fortunately for me, undermost and quite stout of person; otherwise the shock would have been severe and even dangerous. ...”

[N. B. The terrified hackman, picking himself up, found her already on her feet.

“Oh! Mrs. Howe,” he cried, “let me help you into the house!”

“Nonsense!” was the reply. “I have just time to catch my train!” ]

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