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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 13: the Boston Radical Club: Dr. F. H. Hedge (search)
tion with regard to the vexed questions of the time. From the church we returned to dine with Mrs. Farrar, on whose pleasant piazza I enjoyed a long walk and talk with Margaret. By and by a carriage stopped before the door. She said, It is Mr. Ripley; he has come for me. I have promised to visit his wife. In a few words she told me about this remarkable woman, who was long spoken of as the wonderful Mrs. Ripley. It must have been, I think, some twelve years later that I met Dr. Hedge foMrs. Ripley. It must have been, I think, some twelve years later that I met Dr. Hedge for the first time at a friend's house in Providence, R. I. He was at this time pastor of the first and only Unitarian church in that city. In the course of the evening which I passed in his company, I was repeatedly invited to sing, and did so, remarking at last that when I began to sing I was like the minister when he began to pray, I never knew when to leave off. Years after this time, I met him walking in Washington Street, Boston, with a mutual acquaintance. This person, whose name I c
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 17: the woman suffrage movement (search)
the manuscript from which she proposes to read. Her eyes beam with intelligence and kindly feeling. The spectators applaud her before she has opened her lips. Her aspect has taken them captive at once. Her essay, on some educational theme, is terse, direct, and full of good thought. It is heard with close attention and with manifest approbation, and whenever, in the proceedings that follow, she rises to say her word, she is always greeted with a murmur of applause. This lady is Miss Mary Ripley, a public school teacher of Buffalo city, wise in the instruction of the young and in the enlightenment of elders. We all rejoice in her success, which is eminently that of character and intellect. I feel myself drawn on to offer another picture, not of our congress, but of a scene which grew out of it. The ladies of our association have been invited to visit a school for young girls, of which Miss Conway, one of our members, is the principal. After witnessing some interesting e
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
resides at the Music Hall meeting in memory of Dr. Howe, 370. Richards, Mrs. Henry (Laura Howe), accompanies her parents to Europe, 313. Richmond, Duke of, visits Bridewell prison with the Howes, 109. Richmond, Rev., James, 200. Richmond, Va., theatre in, burned, 16; Crawford's statue of Washington for, 203. Ripley, George, his efforts at Brook Farm, 145; reviews Passion Flowers, 228; sees the Howes and Parkers off for Cuba, 231. Ripley, Mrs. George (Sophia Dana), 296. Ripley, Mary, speaks at the woman's congress in Memphis, 389. Ristori, Mme., the actress, 264; reads Marie Stuart in Rome, 424. Ritchie, Harry, the handsome, on Gov. Andrew's staff, 266. Ritchie, Mrs., daughter of Harrison Gray Otis, 401. Rogers, Samuel, the poet, dinner at his house, 99, 100; his economical dinner, 141. Rogers, Prof. William B., vice-president of the Town and Country Club, 405; lectures to the club, 406. Rome, the Howes' arrival in, 121; stiffness of society in, 123