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“ [256] results are already beginning to appear in the cooperation of two separate charities in some part of their work.”

May 9. I must now give all diligence to my preparation for departure. Cannot write more on ‘Reminiscences’ until I reach home. Maud made a dead set against my going to Countess Resse's where a number of ladies had been invited to meet me. I most unwillingly gave up this one opportunity of helping the Woman's Cause; I mean this one remaining occasion, as I have already spoken twice to women and have given two sermons and read lectures five times. It is true that there might have been some exposure in going to Mme. R.'s, especially in coming out after speaking.”

A few years after this, the Association which she did so much to found, held the first Woman's Congress ever given in Italy, at the Palace of Justice in Rome. It was an important and admirably conducted convention. The work for the uplift of the sex is going on steadily and well in Italy to-day.

May 12. Sat to Villegas all forenoon. Had a little time on the terrace. Thought I would christen it the ‘Praise God.’ The flowers seem to me to hold their silent high mass, swinging their own censers of sweet incense. Went to Jack's studio and saw his splendid work.1 In the afternoon went with my brother-in-law to the cemetery to visit dear Louisa's grave. Jack had cut for me many fine roses from the terrace. We ”

1 Elliott was at work upon his Triumph of Time, a ceiling decoration for the Boston Public Library.

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