s Freeman Clarke, and Edward Everett Hale; the presence of leading authors,—Holmes, Longfellow, Emerson, and Lowell,—all these circumstances combined have given to Massachusetts a halo of glory which
I have made some record of it in a poem entitled The Flag, which I dare mention here because Mr. Emerson, on hearing it, said to me, I like the architecture of that poem.
Prominent among the helpwell represented, but its foremost artists, publicists, and literary men were also present.
Mr. Emerson had come on from Concord.
Christopher Cranch united with other artists in presenting to the even years and consequent inability to travel.
Dr. Holmes read his verses very effectively.
Mr. Emerson spoke rather vaguely.
For my part in the evening's proceedings, I will once more quote from congratulation, spoke of me as she who has written the most stirring lyric of the war.
After Mr. Emerson's remarks my poem was announced.
I stepped to the middle of the platform, and read it well,
lectures on the Rhode Island Indians, 407.
Elssler, Fanny, a ballet dancer, 104; opinions of Emerson and Margaret Fuller on her dancing, 105.
Emblee, the Nightingales at, 138.
Emerson, RalphEmerson, Ralph Waldo, 87; remark on Fanny Elssler's dancing, 105; begins his work, 144; caricatured by Cranch, 145; avoids woman suffrage, 158; praises Passion Flowers, 228; at the Bryant celebration, 279; a member caricature, 145; translates Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe, 147; life of, undertaken by Emerson, 158; criticizes Dr. Hedge's Phi Beta address, 296; highly esteemed by Dr. Hedge, 300; the sixtCruz and Europe, 233; his meetings, 244; his parting gift to Massachusetts, 263; his opinion of Emerson, 291; of Dr. Hedge, 298; sympathizes with Mrs. Howe's desire for expression, 305.
Parker, Mrin Ethel Newcome, 235.
Theatre, the, frowned down in New York, 15, 16.
Thoreau, Henry D., Emerson's paper on, 290.
Ticknor, Miss, Anna, in the Town and Country Club, 407.