A club was formed among her friends in Boston
for the study and speaking of Italian
: this became one of her great pleasures, and she looked forward eagerly to the meetings, delighted to hear and to use the beautiful speech she had loved since childhood.
. The new club, Il Circolo Italiano
, met at our house.
had asked me to say a few words, so I prepared a very little screed in Italian, not daring to trust myself to speak extempore
in this language.
We had a large attendance; I thought one hundred were present.
My bit was well received, and the lecture by Professor Speranza
, of New York, was very interesting, though rather difficult to follow.
The theme was D'Annunzio's dramas, from which he gave some quotations and many characterizations.
He relegates D'Annunzio to the Renaissance when Virtue
had no real moral significance
. Compared him with Ibsen
The occasion was exceedingly pleasant.”
. The first day of spring, though in this climate this is a wintry
I am thankful to have ”