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“ [355] that I thought he did wrong to stay and suffer by unjust laws and popular superstition. A first-class American would have got away and would have fought those people to the bitter death. This fiery little episode provoked laughter, and several privately told me they were glad of it.”

January 25.... Read Colonel Higginson's account of me in the ‘Outlook.’ Wrote him a note of thanks, saying that he has written beautifully, with much tact and kindness. It remains true that he has not much acquaintance with the serious side of my life and character, my studies of philosophy, etc. He has described what he has seen of me and has certainly done it with skill and with a most kind intention.”

She said of the Colonel's paper, “He does not realize that my life has been here, the four walls of my room.”

February 5.... Began a sermon on the text, ‘I saw Satan like lightning fall from heaven.’ ...”

February 6. Wrote a good bit on the sermon begun yesterday — the theme attracts me much. If I give it, I will have Whittier's hymn sung: ‘Oh! sometimes gleams upon our sight--’ ”

“Wrote to thank Higginson for sending me word that I am the first woman member of the society of American Authors.....”

February 14. Luncheon at 3 Joy Street. .My seat was between T. W. H. and President Eliot, with whom I had not spoken in many years. He spoke to me at once and we shook hands and conversed very cordially. I had known his father quite well — a lover ”

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