We passed on to Italy.
Soon after my arrival in Florence I was asked to speak on suffrage at the Circolo Filologico, one of the favorite halls of the city.
The attendance was very large.
I made my argument in French, and when it was ended a dear old-fashioned conservative in the gallery stood up to speak, and told off all the counter pleas with which suffragists are familiar,—the loss of womanly grace, the neglect of house and family, etc. When he had finished speaking a charming Italian matron, still young and handsome, sprang forward and took me by the hand, saying, I feel to take the hand of this sister from America.
Cordial applause followed this and I was glad to hear my new friend respond with much grace to our crabbed opponent in the gallery.
The sympathy of the audience was evidently with us.
A morning visit to the Princess Belgioiosa may deserve a passing mention.
This lady was originally Princess Ghika, of a noble Roumanian family.
She had married a Russian
h, Elizabeth, describes Louisa Cutler's wedding, 33, 34.
Dante, his works read, 206.
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, teacher of Italian in New York, his earlier career, 24.
Da Ponte, Lorenzo (son of preceding),teaches Mrs. Howe Italian, 57
Davenport,Mrs. Howe Italian, 57
Davenport, E. L., manager of the Howard Athenaeum, declines Mrs. Howe's drama, 240.
Davidson, Prof., Thomas, lectures on Aristotle, 406, 408.
Davis, Charles Augustus, his Downing Letters, 24, 25.
Davis, Admiral Charles H., attends one of Mrs. Howe's r, 52; his guidance of, 53; effect of her brother Henry's death, 54; her studies, 56-63; in chemistry, 56; in French and Italian, 57; literary work, dramas and lyrics, 57, 58; reading, 58; German studies, 59; further literary work, essays and poems, Mrs. F. H. (Emma D. E. Nevitt), attends Mrs. Howe's lecture in Washington, 309.
Spielberg, the Austrian fortress of, Italian patriots imprisoned in, 319, 120.
Spinoza, 212, 309.
Stanton, Theodore, 420.
Steele, Tom, friend of Daniel O'Conn