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“ [295] also many comforts and satisfactions. I have had grippe and bronchitis in the winter and bad malarial jaundice in the summer, but I have been constantly employed in writing on themes of great interest and have had much of the society of children and grandchildren. Of these last, two are happily married, i.e., in great affection. My dear Maud and her husband have been with me constantly, and I have had little or no sense of loneliness ...”

The beginning of 1902 found her in better health than the previous year.

She records a luncheon with a distinguished company, at which all agreed that “the ‘Atlantic’ to-day would not accept Milton's L'allegro, nor would any other magazine.”

At the Symphony Concert “the Tschaikowsky Symphony seemed to me to have in it more noise than music. Felt that I am too old to enjoy new music.”

January 24. Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage at the State House. I went there with all of my old interest in the Cause. The Antis were there in force: Mrs. Charles Guild as their leader; Lawyer Russell as their manager. I had to open. I felt so warm in my faith that for once I thought I might convert our opponents. I said much less than I had intended, as is usually the case with me when I speak extempore.”

February 7.... I went to see Leoni's wonderful illuminated representation of leading events in our history; a very remarkable work, and one which ought to remain in this country.”

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