each other; for my country, that she may keep her high promise to mankind; for Christendom, that it may become more Christ-like; for the struggling nationalities, that they may attain to peace and justice.”
“Such a wonderful dream in the early morning.
I was in some rural region alone; the clear blue sky was over my head.
I looked up and said, ‘I am fed from God's table.
I am sheltered under His roof.’
While I still felt this joy, a lone man, passing by, broke into a complaint on the hardness of things.
I wanted in my dream to call him back, but he passed too rapidly.
I still see in my ‘mind's eye’ that blue sky and the lone man passing by, I still recall the thrill of that meditation, literally in Dreamland, as I was quite asleep when it visited me. ...”
The great event of this winter was a trip to Baltimore
for a Woman Suffrage Convention.
. I had not been able to think of anything to say in Baltimore
, but this morning it seemed to come to me. I have just written out my screed, . . taking a point of view which I do not think I have presented before, viz.: that inferior education and restricted activity made women the inferiors of men, as naturally as training, education, and free agency make civilized men the superior of the savage.
I think that the dear Lord
gave me this screed, which is short and simple enough, but, I think, convincing. .. .”
This Convention came near being her last.
Tonsillitis was epidemic in the city; the halls were draughty; at one meeting a woman with a severe cold, a stranger,