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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 20: friends and worthies: social successes (search)
ee some forlorn women who seem, from the way in which they open their mouths, to mistake the congregation for a dentist. He did not care for music. At a party devoted to classical performances, he turned to me: Mrs. Howe, are you going to give us something from the symphony in P? He was much of an amateur in art, literature, and life, never appearing to take serious hold of matters either social or political. Wendell Phillips had been his schoolmate, and the two, in company with John Lothrop Motley, had fought many battles with wooden swords in the Appleton garret. For some unexplained reason, he had but little faith in Phillips's philanthropy, and the relations of childhood between the two did not extend to their later life. His Atlantic voyages became so frequent that he once said to a friend, I always keep my steamer ticket in my pocket, like a soda-water ticket. Indeed, his custom almost carried out this saying. I have heard that once, being in New York, he invited fri
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
o the Town and Country Club, 406. Mitchell, Dr., Weir, lectures to the Town and Country Club, 406. Moliere, his comedies read, 206. Monza, trip to, 119. Moore, Prof., at Columbia College, 23. Moral Philosophy, William Paley's, 13. Morecchini, Monsignore, minister of public charities at Rome, 124. Morpeth, George, Lord (afterwards seventh earl of Carlisle), at Lansdowne House, 102, 103; Sydney Smith's dream about, 107; takes the Howes to Pentonville prison, 109. Motley, John Lothrop, at school with Tom Appleton, 433. Mott, Lucretia, 166; at the Radical Club, 283. Moulton, Mrs. William U. (Louise Chandler), reports the Radical Club meetings for the New York Tribune, 290. Mozart, symphonies of, given in Boston, 14; appreciation of his work taught, 16; his work given at the Wards', 49; admired by Sumner, 176. Munich, works of art at, described by Mrs. Jameson, 40. Museum of Fine Arts, The, in Boston, 44. Music, early efforts for, in Boston and New
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