some of them down as it was late and dark.
to dine — unexpected, but always welcome.”
. Copied and completed my lines for the evening.
Found a large assemblage of members and invited guests [of the Authors' Club]; a dais and chair prepared for me, Colonel Higginson
standing on my right.
Many presentations — Gilder
and Clyde Fitch
, Owen Wister
, Norman Hapgood
[T. B.] took me in to dinner and sat on my right, Hon. John D. Long
on my left; next beyond A. sat Homans Womans.1
I despaired of making my jingle tell in so large and unfamiliar a company.
At last I took courage and read it, bad as I thought it. To my surprise, it told, and created the merriment which had been my object so far as I had any. My ‘Battle Hymn
’ was sung finely by a male quartette.
and I were praised almost out of our senses.
A calendar, got up with much labor, was presented to each of us.”
. To church, to take down my vanity after last evening's laudations....”
. Made a final copy of my lines on Robert E. Lee
,--read them to Rosalind — the last line drew a tear from each of us, so I concluded that it would do and sent it.”
“To Tuesday Club, where the effort which I made to hear speakers tired my head badly.
Themes: Whether and how to teach Ethics in public schools
; also, The English Education bill. Socrates
having been mentioned as an exemplar, I suddenly cried out ”