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“ [315] kept saying, ‘I found it out immediately,’ to those around me.....”

May 28. My prayer for the new year of my life beginning to-day is, that in some work that I shall undertake I may help to make clear the goodness of God to some who need to know more of it than they do....”

June 22. Mabel Loomis Todd wrote asking me for a word to enclose in the corner-stone of the new observatory building at Amherst [Massachusetts]. I have just sent her the following:--

The stars against the tyrant fought
In famous days of old;
The stars in freedom's banner wrought
Shall the wide earth enfold.

June 23. Kept within doors by the damp weather. Read in William James's book, ‘Varieties of Religious Experience.’ ... Had a strange fatigue-a restlessness in my brain.”

June 25.... The James book which I finished yesterday left in my mind a painful impression of doubt; a God who should be only my better self, or an impersonal pervading influence. These were suggestions which left me very lonely and forlorn. To-day, as I thought it all over, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob seemed to come back to me; the God of Christ, and his saints and martyrs. I said to myself: ‘Let me be steeped in the devotion of the Psalms, and of Paul's Epistles!’ I took up Coquerel's sermons on the Lord's Prayer, simple, beautiful, positive. . ..”

July 30. Oak Glen. Rose at 6.15 A. M. and had good ”

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