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“ [219] accepted, but named a year as the shortest time possible for me to get such a book ready. ..”

As a matter of fact, it took three years for her to complete the “Reminiscences.” During these years, while she made it her principal literary work, it still had to take its chance with the rest, to be laid down at the call of the hour and taken up again when the insistence of “screed” or poem was removed: this while in Boston or Newport. During the Roman winter, soon to be described, she wrote steadily day by day; but here she must still work at disadvantage, having no access to journals or papers, depending on memory alone.

May 7. Question: Cannot we follow up the Parliament of Religions by a Pan-Christian Association? I will try to write about this.”

May 19. Had sought much for light, or a leading thought about what I ought to do for Armenia.... Wrote fully to Senator Hoar, asking his opinion about my going abroad and whether I could have any official support.”

May 28. Moral Education Association, 10 A. M., Tremont Temple.”

“I wish to record this thought which came to me on my birthday: As for individuals, no bettering of fortunes compares in importance with the bettering of character; so among nations, no extension of territory or aggregation of wealth equals in importance the fact of moral growth. So no national loss is to ”

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