er literary style; she died at eighty-four, and the edition of her works published just before her death comprised just eighty-four volumes-one for every year.
It is half a century since her death, and it is said that at least twenty of her books are still popular in France.
This is to make the fruitage of a life better than the flower, and so is such a beautiful old age as that of Lucretia Mott or Lydia Maria Child.
It is the fashion to sneer at old women; the novelists neglect — them: Howells hardly recognizes their existence; Thackeray makes them worldly and wicked, like old Lady Kew, or a little oversentimental, like Madame de Florae; Aliss Edgeworth's Lady Davenant in Helen is perhaps the best example of the class.
In pictorial art I know of no more impressive representation of feminine old age, of the more commanding sort, than an etching in Mrs. Jameson's Commonplace book from a German artist, Steinle.
Eve, in her banishment, prematurely old with care, sits leaning with s
itteraire des Femmes Francaises, 252.
Holmes, Dr. O. W., quoted, 51.
Also 96, 153, 203.
home, American love of, 281.
home, the Creator of the, 28.
Homer, 8, 203.
Homes, occasional permanence of, in America, 283.
Hood, Thomas, 19.
Horse-chestnuts, the value of, 295.
house of Cards, A, 138.
House of Lords, English, decline of, 136.
Household decoration, stages of, 161.
household decorators, women as, 161.
House-keeping in America, 72, 116; in England, 73.
Howells, W. 1)., quoted, 40, 52, 64, 194.
Also 102, 141, 157, 158, 180.
Howitt, A. W., 45.
Hugo, Victor, 309.
Humboldt, Wilhelm von, 182.
humility in Americans, on A certain, 95.
Humility, the spring of; 309.
humor of children, the, 217.
Hun, Dr. E. R., 183, 181.
Huxley, T. H., 99.
Independent Purse, the, 115.
Industry, female, changes in, 7.
influence, the woman of, 17.
Ingelow, Jean, cited, 133.
Invalids, visits to, 227.
Italian manners, 25.