found that, while during the first weeks she had lost the habit of looking keenly about at the sights, the old joy soon came back to her, and now she was quick to see every picturesque figure in the crowd, every classic fragment in the architecture.
“The power of seeing beautiful things, like all other powers, must be exercised to be preserved,” she once said.
. I have not dared to work to-day, as I am to read this afternoon.
The reading was well attended and was more than well received.
came afterwards, and talked long about the Bible
He does not appear to be familiar with the most recent criticism of either Old or New Testament.”
. ‘There is a third silent party to all our bargains.’
“I find this passage in his essay on ‘Compensation’ to-day for the first time, having written my essay on ‘Moral Triangulation of the Third Party’ some thirty years ago.”
. Dined with Mrs. McCreary
of San Martino
took me in to dinner-Monsignor Dennis O'Connell
sat on the other side of me. I had an interesting talk with him. Mrs. McCreary
sang my ‘Battle Hymn
They begged me to recite ‘The Flag,’ which I did. Mrs. Pearse
, daughter of Mario
, sang delightfully.”
. A fine luncheon party given by Mrs. Iddings
, wife of the American Secretary
of Embassy at the Grand Hotel
. Mme. Ristori
was there; I had some glimpses of reminiscence with her. I met her with ‘La terribila Medea,’ which I so well remember ”