and reading from M. Louis
Had a fit of timidity about the stairs, which were high and many; finally got down.
Had a worse one at home, where could not get up the staircase on my feet, and had to execute some curious gymnastics to get up at all.”
. My knee was very painful in the night, and almost intolerable in the morning, so sent for Wesselhloeft, who examined it and found the trouble to proceed from an irritation of a muscle, probably rheumatic in character.
He prescribed entire rest and threatened to use a splint if it should not soon be better.
I must give up some of my many engagements, and cannot profit by the doings of this week, alas!”
. I am to speak at the Unitarian Festival
; dinner at 5 P. M.”
“This is my seventy-eighth birthday.
If the good God sees fit to grant me another year, may He help me to fill it with good work.
I am still very lame, but perhaps a little better for yesterday's massage
. Gifts of flowers from many friends began early to arrive, and continued till late in the evening.
The house was resplendent and fragrant with them.
I worried somewhat about the evening's programme and what I should say, but everything went well.
Kind Dr. Baker Flynt
helped me, cushion and all, into Music Hall, and several gentlemen assisted me to the platform, where I was seated between the Chairman
of the Festival Committee
and Robert Collyer
. ... I desired much to have the word for the occasion, but I am not sure whether I had.”
. My first day of ‘ solitary confinement.’ ...”