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“ [300] and devout. He has certainly done much good work, and has suggested many good things.”

April 12. Lunch with Mrs. Wheelwright. I found Agnes Repplier very agreeable. She had known the wife of Green, the historian, ‘very, almost too brilliant.’ Told me something about his life. I enjoyed meeting her.”

To Laura

Yes, I likes my chilluns better 'n other folkses' chilluns. P'raps 't is as well sometimes to let them know that I do....

What you write about my little Memoir of your dear Papa touches me a good deal. I did my best to make it as satisfactory as the limits imposed upon me would allow. I don't think that I ever had a word of commendation for it. Michael killed it as a book by printing it entire in his Report for the year. Now I am much gratified by your notice of it. You are most welcome to use it in connection with the letters.1

May 16. In the evening the Italian supper at the Hotel Piscopo, North End. I recited Goldoni's toast from the ‘Locandiera,’ and also made a little speech at the end of the banquet. Padre Roberto, a Venetian priest, young and handsome, sat near me....”

May 18.... I had prayed that this might be a real Whitsunday to me and I felt that it was. Notice was given of a meeting at which Catholic, Jew, Episcopalian, ”

1 Letters and Journals of Samuel Gridley Howe.

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