ies I have already made mention.
I began them with a class of ladies under the tuition of Dr. Nordheimer.
But it was with the later aid of Dr. Cogswell that I really mastered the difficulties of the language.
It was while I was thus engaged that my eldest brother returned from Germany.
In conversing with him, I acquired the use of colloquial German.
Having, as I have said, the command of his fine library, I was soon deep in Goethe's Faust and Wilhelm Meister, reading also the works of Jean Paul, Matthias Claudius, and Herder.
Thus was a new influence introduced into the life of one who had been brought up after the strictest rule of New England Puritanism.
I derived from these studies a sense of intellectual freedom so new to me that it was half delightful, half alarming.
My father undertook one day to read an English translation of Faust.
He presently came to me and said,—
My daughter, I hope that you have not read this wicked book!
I must say, even after an interval
nell, Mrs., Delia Stuart, gives Mrs. Howe a note of introduction to her son, 412.
Parsons, Thomas W., his poem on the death of Mary Booth, 241; suggests a poem for Mrs. Howe's Sunday meetings in London, 332.
Passion Flowers, Mrs. Howe's first volume of poems, 228, 229; reviewed in Dwight's Journal of Music by Mrs. E. D. Cheney, 436.
Passy, Frederic, takes Mrs. Howe to the French Academy, 414; also to the crowning of a rosiere, 415; presents her with a volume of his essays, 416.
Paul, Jean, works of, read, 59.
Pegli, Samuel Ward dies at, 73.
Peirce, Benjamin, a member of the Radical Club, 282.
Pellico, Silvio, an Italian patriot, 109.
Pentonville prison, visited, 109.
Perkins, Col. Thomas H., his recollection of Mrs. Cutler, 35.
Persiani, Mlle., an opera singer, 104. Phaedo, Plato's, read by Mrs. Howe, 321.
Phillips, Wendell, his prophetic quality of mind recognized, 84; leader of the abolitionists: his birth and education, 154; at anti-slavery meetings,