“March 17. Before lying down for a needed rest, I must record the wonderful reception given to-day to Jack Elliott's ceiling.1 The day was fine, clear sunlight. Many friends congratulated me, and some strangers. Vinton, the artist, Annie Blake, Ellen Dixey were enthusiastic in their commendation of the work, as were many others. I saw my old friend, Lizzie Agassiz, my cousin Mary Robeson and her daughter, and others too numerous to mention.... This I consider a day of great honor for my family. .. .Deo gratias for this as well as for my son's decoration.” “March 31.... Had a sort of vision in church of Moses and Christ, the mighty breath of the prophets reaching over many and dark ages to our own time, with power growing instead of diminishing. When I say a vision, I mean a vivid thought and mind picture.” “April 3. Have writ to Larz Anderson, telling him where to find the quotation from Horace which I gave him for a motto to his automobile, ‘Ocior Euro.’ Sanborn found it for me and sent it by postal. It must have been more than thirty years since dear Brother Sam showed it to me. .. .” “April 7. A really inspired sermon from C. G. A., ‘The power of an unending life.’ . .. The Communion which followed was to me almost miraculous. Mr. Ames called it a festival of commemoration, and it brought me a mind vision of the many departed dear ”
Five dollar bills the nauseous treat secured,
But what can pay the public that endured?
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