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“ [262] followed at Mrs. Whitman's studio, I spoke with these men and with Dunbar's wife, a nearly white Woman of refined appearance. I asked Dubois about the negro vote in the South. He thought it better to have it legally taken away than legally nullified.”

April 17. Kindergarten for the Blind .... I hoped for a good word to say, but could only think of Shakespeare's ‘the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones,’ intending to say that this does not commend itself to me as true. Mr. Eels spoke before me and gave me an occasion to use this with more point than I had hoped. He made a rather flowery discourse, and eulogized Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller as a New experience in human society. In order to show how the good that men do survives them, I referred to Dr. Howe's first efforts for the Blind and to his teaching of Laura Bridgman, upon whom I dwelt somewhat....”

April 23. ... had a sort of dream-vision of the dear Christ going through Beacon Street in shadow, and then in his glory. It was only a flash of a moment's thought...”

April 25. to Alliance, the last meeting of the season. Mrs.--- spoke, laying the greatest emphasis on Women acting so as to express themselves in freedom. this ideal of self-expression appears to me insufficient and dangerous, if taken by itself. I mentioned its insufficiency, while recognizing its importance. I compared feminine action under the old limitations to the touching of an electric eel, which immediately gives one a paralyzing shock. I spoke also ”

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