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[278] and honored him, although I believe that she was first betrothed to his brother Amadeo, whom, it is said, she loved. Alas, for the tyranny of dynastic necessity. Their only child was very delicate, and has no child, or had not, when I was in Rome. As to the Chinese horror, it is unspeakably dreadful. Even if the ministers are safe, hundreds of foreigners and thousands of native Christians have been cruelly massacred. I cannot help hoping that punishment will be swift and severe ....

A letter from H. M. H. yesterday, in great spirits. At a great public dinner recently, the president of the association cried: “Honneur à Howe!”



August 17.... In the evening I was seized with an attack of verse and at bedtime wrote a rough draft of a Te Deum for the rescue of the ministers in Pekin.”

August 20.... Got my poem smooth at some expense of force, perhaps. I like the poem. I think that it has been given me.”

This Te Deum was printed in the Christian Herald in September, 1900.

Sunday, September 2 .... I had, before service began, a clear thought that self is death, and deliverance from its narrow limitations the truest emancipation. In my heart I gave thanks to God for all measure in which I have attained, or tried to attain, this liberation. It seems to me that the one moment of this which we could perfectly attain, would be an immortal joy.”

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