This must include ‘Justice to Women.’
I meant to tackle the theme at once, but after breakfast a poem came to me in the almost vulgar question, ‘Does your Mother know you're out?’
I had to write this, also a verse or two in commemoration of Frederic L. Knowles
, a member of our Authors' Club, who has just passed away.”
.... I must have got badly chilled this morning, for my right hand almost refuses to guide the pen. I tried several times to begin a short note to David Hall, but could not make distinct letters.
Then I forced myself to pen some rough draft and now the pen goes better, but not yet quite right.
I had the same experience last winter once.
I suppose that I have overtired my brain; it is a warning. .. .”
.... I had a moment of visioning, in which I seemed to see Christ
on the cross refusing to drink the vinegar and gall, and myself to reach up a golden cup containing ‘the love pledge of humanity.’
Coming home I scrawled the verses before lying down to rest.”
. After a week of painful anxiety I learn to-day that my screed for the ‘Cosmopolitan’ is accepted.
I felt so persuaded to the contrary that I delayed to open the envelope until I had read all my other letters ...”
. Meeting of Boston
Authors' Club ... Worked all the morning at sorting my letters and papers. ... Laura, Maud, and I drove out to Cambridge