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[327] breast. It would be wrong to attempt to thwart it. I hope that The Hague Tribunal will bear in mind that it is sacredly pledged to maintain justice. The brightest intellects, the most profound study, should be devoted to the promotion of this end.

The Greek bishop met me in the ante-room and said, “We always pray for you. . . .””

October 9. I have felt more strongly than ever of late that God is the only comforter ... These great serious things were always present to work for in days in which I exerted myself to amuse others and myself too. It is quite true that I have never given up serious thought and study, but I have not made the serious use of my powers which I ought to have made. The Peace Congress has left upon my mind a strong impression of what the lovers of humanity could accomplish if they were all and always in earnest. I seem to hope for a fresh consecration, for opportunities truly to serve, and for the continuance of that gift of the word which is sometimes granted me.”

November 12. I to attend meeting of Council of Jewish Women; say something regarding education. ....”

“I was warmly received and welcomed, and recited my ‘Battle Hymn’ by special request. This last gave me an unexpected thrill of satisfaction. The president said: ‘Dear Mrs. Howe, there is nothing in it to wound us.’ I had feared that the last verse might trouble them, but it did not.”

November 19. Was busy trying to arrange bills and papers so as to go to Gardiner to-morrow with my ”

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