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[284] Old Bostonians will recall its origin. “A certain rich man,” seeing a poor girl injured in a street accident, offered to pay her doctor's bill. This being presented in due time, he disclaimed all responsibility in the affair; and when reminded of his offer, exclaimed, “Oh, that was a bust of feeling!”

On January 31, she was “in distress of mind all day lest Maud should absolutely refuse to let me give my lecture at Phillips Church this evening.” Later she writes: “Maud was very kind and did nothing to hinder my going to South Boston.” She went and enjoyed the evening, but was not so well after it.

February 10. A Sunday at home; unable to venture out. Wesselhoeft, Jr., called, left medicine, and forbade my going out before the cough has ceased. Have read in Cheyne's Jewish religious life after the Exile, finding the places of reference in the Bible. Afterwards read in L'aiglon, which is very interesting but not praiseworthy, as it endeavors to recall the false glory of Napoleon.”

February 18. Have been out, first time since February 3, when I went to church and was physically the worse for it. ... Last night had a time of lying awake with a sort of calm comfort. Woke in the morning full of invalid melancholy, intending to keep my bed. Felt much better when in motion. Must make a vigorous effort now to get entirely well.”

These days of seclusion were hard for her, and every effort was made to bring the “mountains” to her, since she could not go to them.

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