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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 13: (search)
hers. Kansas made a great mistake when she discontinued the services of John J. Ingalls in the Senate. In the house where we boarded they had a Travel Club, and many of the senators and representatives who boarded in the house used to give papers or addresses at the evening sessions of the society. Senator Ingalls gave a most interesting paper on George Washington's birthday, which he commenced in this language: George Washington, the father of his country, and said to be the father of Judge Blank, of Indiana, etc. You can imagine the consternation with which this announcement was received, but the senator went right on with his beautiful address as if he had said nothing out of the way. Zachary Chandler of Michigan was another formidable man in the Senate. He was ponderous in appearance, with a very large head covered with dark hair. He was so positive in his manner that every word he uttered seemed to come from an unchangeable determination in his mind. He was a big man
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 1: Europe revisited--1877; aet. 58 (search)
d up like French and English, of native dialects mingled with Latin. In one of her letters to the Chicago Tribune is a significant passage written from Lesnian:-- Having seen in one of the Dantzig papers the announcement that a certain Professor Blank would soon deliver a lecture upon America, showing the folly of headlong emigration thither and the ill fortune which many have wrought for themselves thereby, one of us remarked to a Dantziger that in such a lecture many untruths would probpoke, like the other English ladies, in very bad French. Nous femmes said she repeatedly. She seemed a good woman, but travelled far from the subject of the meeting, which was the work to be done to carry out what the Congress had suggested. Mrs. Blank, of Bristol, read a paper in the worst French I ever heard. Ouvrager for travailler was one of her mistakes. In spite of some slight criticisms on the management of this Congress, she was heart and soul in sympathy with its object; and unti
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 3: Newport 1879-1882; aet. 60-63 (search)
she did not bring back so much money as many less popular speakers, she was, after all, her own mistress, and was not rushed through the country like a letter by ambitious managers. The Journal gives some glimpses of this trip. Twenty minutes to dress, sup, and get to the hall. Swallowed a cup of tea and nibbled a biscuit as I dressed myself. Found the miserablest railroad hotel, where I waited all day for trunk, in distress!... Had to lecture without either dress or manuscript. Mrs. Blank hastily arrayed me in her black silk, and I had fortunately a few notes. She never forgot this lesson, and in all the thirtyodd years of speaking and lecturing that remained, made it an invariable rule to travel with her lecture and her cap and laces in her handbag. As she grew older, the satchel grew lighter. She disliked all personal service, and always wanted to carry her hand-luggage herself. The light palm-leaf knapsack she brought from Santo Domingo was at the end replaced by a
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 10: the last Roman winter 1897-1898; aet. 78 (search)
Indiana, who has biographies of the historical women of Bologna. February 9. Club at Mrs. Broadwood's. I read my Plea for Humor, which seemed to please the audience very much, especially Princess Talleyrand and Princess Poggia-Suasa. February 11. Read over my paper on Optimism and Pessimism and have got into the spirit of it. Maud's friends came at 3 P. M., among them Christian Ross, the painter, with Bjornstjerne Bjornson. February 16. To Mrs. Hurlburt's reception.--Talked with Countess Blank, an American married to a Pole. She had much to say of the piety of her Arab servant, who, she says, swallows fire, cuts himself with sharp things, etc., as acts of devotion!! Met Mr. Trench, son of the late Archbishop, Rev. Chevenix Trench. He has been Tennyson's publisher. Did not like T. personally — said he was often rude — read his own poems aloud constantly and very badly; said, No man is a hero to his publisher. Told about his sale of Henry George's book, a cheap edition, one
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 15: mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord 1908-1910; aet. 89-91 (search)
on, and I am only just ready to go to college! When it was too cold for her to go out, she took her walk in the house, with the windows open, pacing resolutely up and down her room and the room opposite. She sat long hours at her desk, in patient toil. She was always picking up dropped stitches, trying to keep every promise, answer every note. Went through waste-paper basket, redeeming some bits torn to fragments, which either should be answered or recorded. Wrote an autograph for Mr. Blank. It was asked for in 1905. Had been put away and forgotten. She got too tired that morning, and could not fully enjoy the Authors' Club in the afternoon. Colonel Higginson and I sat like two superannuated old idols. Each of us said a little say when the business was finished. It is not recalled that they presented any such appearance to others. She went to the opera, a mingled pleasure and pain. It was the Huguenots, much of which was known to me in early youth, when I us
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 17: the woman suffrage movement (search)
suffrage until every woman shall be perfectly wise, perfectly pure, and perfectly good. This dictum, pronounced in a most authoritative manner, at once brought to my mind the homely proverb, What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander; and I could not help asking permission to suggest a single question, upon which a prominent Boston lawyer instantly replied: No, Mrs. Howe, you may not [speak]. We wish to use all our time. The chairman of the committee here interposed, saying: Mr. Blank, it does not belong to you to say who shall or shall not be heard here. He advised me at the same time to reserve my question until the remonstrants should have been fully heard. As no time then remained for my question, I will ask it now: If, as is just, we should apply the test proposed by Mrs. W. to the men of the community, how long would it be before they could properly claim the privilege of the franchise? Du reste, the gentleman in question, with whom my relations have always
Major Harper, of Churchill's regiment; Capt. H. T. Brown, Lieut. Joe Walton, Captain Bell, Lieutenant Weaver, Sergeant Sam. Morton. Maj. Ward, of the Third Regiment, lost his arm, and it is thought he will die. Capt. Stewart's company suffered greatly--thirty or forty of Col. Carroll's regiment was killed. Maj. Wrightman, a gallant Missouri officer, was killed. Siegel's forces were pursued to Springfield. When the messenger left, it was thought McCullough would attack them here. Capt. Blank caught Siegel, but he was rescued. He shot at and thinks wounded him. Col. Sweeney, of the Federal army, was killed. The enemy's loss is estimated at 2,500 to 3,000. The following dispatch was received at Fort Smith: Fayetteville, Aug.13.--McCullough sent forces after Siegel's command, about twenty miles from Springfield. Gen. Hardee met and captured the whole of the Federal forces, and is bringing them back, thus making a clean thing of it. The messenger is just in. [Sig
Execution --A negro woman named Clara Ann, slave of Mr. Blank, of Culpeper county, heretofore condemned to be hung for the murder of her mistress, who was removed to this city three weeks since for safe keeping, was executed yesterday in the interior yard of the Penitentiary, by order of the Governor. The culprit was put on the gallows at fifteen minutes past two o'clock, by Mr. Peter Phillips, Deputy Sheriff of Henrico county, and remained suspended until 3 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Sweeney offered an affecting prayer to the Throne of Grace prior thereto. But few spectators were present.
the army. The navy is represented by thirteen of its officers--forty-two are from the State of New York, and twenty-eight have been in confinement since the battle of Manassas. The health of the Colonel and the other officers is good. Two of our men have died this week; the burial place is outside the enclosure of the grave yard. Capts. O' Mears, of the 42d New York, (Tammany regiment,) Austin, of the 24 Kentucky, Assistant Surgeons Slocum, of the Navy, and Houman, Medical Purveyor, Blank's division, have been chosen by lot, and are now held as hostages — who for, or what for, we do not know. The two former, we think, are held for two gentlemen whom Fremont caught filibustering in Virginia. The Colonel, Lieuts. Bagley and Gannon, desire to be remembered to you and all friends. J. P. Mciver, Capt. co. I, 69th. The imprisoned clergy of Nashville. We have already given our readers some account of the imprisonment in the Penitentiary, by Andy Johnson, of severa