the war of civilization against barbarism, in my own country and elsewhere.”
. ... Re-wrote and finished my Easter
poem, for which gratias Deo
! I have had so much small business that I almost despaired of accomplishing this poem, of which the conception is good, but the execution very faulty.
I took it all to pieces to-day, kept the thoughts and altered the arrangement.”
. Dinner of Sorosis at the Waldorf, at 7 o'clock.”
“Reached New York at 3 P. M. Elizabeth [Mrs. John Jay Chapman
] had sent maid and carriage for me, which was most kind.
Had a good rest and a short walk and went to Sorosis dinner, which was very brilliant and fine.
I was asked to speak and took for my topic, The day of small things
; the beginning of Sorosis and the New England
Woman's Club, considered so trifling a matter, yet very important because it had behind it a very important principle; the fact that the time had come in which women were bound to study, assist, and stand by each other.
I quoted Christ
's saying about the mustard seed.
's mission to Armenia
I called a mustard seed, and one which would have very important results.”
. ... Wrote a few lines to Mrs. Charles A. Babcock
, Oil City, Pennsylvania
, for a woman's issue of a paper called the ‘Derrick
She wishes me to say what I thought would be the result of the ‘women's edition’ fad. I said that one result would be to drive to desperation those who receive letters, asking contributions to these issues.”