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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 14 0 Browse Search
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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 7: passion flowers 1852-1858; aet. 33-39 (search)
Pausing to draw breath, he glanced round, and, seeing an unfamiliar landscape, exclaimed, Where are we? At Potsdam, I think! said our mother quietly. Hardly less dear to us than Green Peace, and far dearer to her, was the summer home at Lawton's Valley, in Portsmouth, Near Newport, of which it is really a suburb. Rhode Island. Here, as at South Boston, the Doctor's genius for construction and repairs wrought a lovely miracle. He found a tiny farmhouse, sheltered from the seawinds by as wife. Thence to St. Louis, where Chev left us and went to Kansas, and Fwotty and I boated it back here and went to a hotel, and the William Greenes they came and took us, and that's all for the present.... To the same Garret Platform, Lawton's Valley, July 13, 1857. Charlotte Bronte is deeply interesting, but I think she and I would not have liked each other, while still I see points of resemblance — many indeed -between us. Her life, on the whole, a very serious and instructive page
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 9: no. 13
Chestnut Street
, Boston 1864; aet. 45 (search)
s dowry prove. I know not if I've caught the matchless mood In which impassioned Petrarch sang of thee; But this I know,--the world its plenitude May keep, so I may share thy beggary. J. W. H. After the two real homes, Green Peace and Lawton's Valley, the Chestnut Street house was nearest to our hearts; this, though we were there only three years, and though it was there that we children first saw the face of sorrow. It was an heroic time. The Doctor was in constant touch with the eveme and for many years afterward a superstition about a north light. My eyes had given me some trouble, and I felt obliged to follow my literary work under circumstances most favorable for their use. The exposure of our little farmhouse [at Lawton's Valley] was south and west, and its only north light was derived from a window at the top of the attic stairs. Here was a platform just large enough to give room for a table two feet square. The stairs were shut off from the rest of the house by
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 10: the wider outlookv1865; aet. 46 (search)
me.... God keep me from falling away from my purpose, to do only what seems to me necessary and called for in my vocation, and not to produce for money, praise, or amusement. Was melancholy and Godless all day, having taken my volume of Kant back to the Athenaeum for the yearly rearrangement. Could not interest myself in anything.... Visited old Mrs. Sumner, The mother of Charles Sumner. whose chariot and horses are nearly ready. At this time there was some question of selling Lawton's Valley for economic reasons. The exigency passed, but the following words show the depth of her feeling on the subject: If I have any true philosophy, any sincere religion, these must support me under the privation of the Valley. I feel this, and resolve to do well, but nature will suffer. That place has been my confidante,--my bosom friend,--intimate to me as no human being ever will be — dear and comforting also to my children.... June 11 ....Thought of a good text for a sermon, In th
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 13: concerning clubs 1867-1871; aet. 48-52 (search)
be no mere party catchword or cry, as East against West, or North against South. We can afford to meet as citizens of one common country, and to love and serve the whole as one. She believed firmly in maintaining the privacy of club life. The club is a larger home, she said, and we wish to have the immunities and defences of home; therefore we do not wish the public present, even by its attorney, the reporter. The three following years were important ones to the Howe family. Lawton's Valley was sold, to our great and lasting grief: and — after a summer spent at Stevens Cottage near Newport — the Doctor bought the place now known as Oak Glen, scarce half a mile from the Valley; a place to become only less dear to the family. No. 19 Boylston Place was also sold, and he bought No. 32 Mount Vernon Street, a sunny, pleasant house whose spacious rooms and tall windows recalled the Chestnut Street house, always regretted. Here life circled ever faster and faster, fuller and f
ge, John, II, 50. Lafayette, Marquis de, I, 93. Lambeth Library, II, 8. Lanciani, Prof., II, 246. Landseer, Edwin, I, 87. Lane, Prof., II, 47, 48. Langmaid, Dr., II, 402. Langtry, Lily, II, 9. Lansdowne, Marchioness of, I, 87. Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquis of, I, 86, 87. La Rochelle, I, 10. Later Lyrics, I, 233, 237, 251, 283; II, 60, 194. Lawrence, Bishop, II, 261, 349. Lawrence, Mrs., Bigelow, II, 313. Lawrence, S. E., I, 287. Lawton's Valley, I, 154, 194, 204, 225-27, 235, 249-51, 254, 296. Layard, Sir, Henry, II, 44. Leavenworth, I, 382. Lee, Mrs., II, 200. Lee, Harry, II, 233. Lee, R. E., I, 213, 219, 274; II, 353, 354. Lefranc, Abel, II, 374. Leigh Smith, Miss, II, 239, 243, 252, 254. Leland, C. G., I, 328; I, 50. Leo XIII, II, 241-43. Leoni, Sig., II, 295, 296. Lesnian, II, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18. Lexington, I, 256, 259; II, 193, 194. Libby Prison, I, 188, 189. Lieber, Francis, I, 2
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 11: anti-slavery attitude: literary work: trip to Cuba (search)
he had made upon me was not lessened by a nearer view. I found him modest, intelligent, and above all genuine,—the man as worthy of admiration as the artist. Although I had seen Mr. Booth in a variety of characters, I could only think of representing him as Hippolytus, a beautiful youth, of heroic type, enamored of a high ideal. This was the part which I desired to create for him. I undertook the composition without much delay, and devoted to it the months of one summer's sojourn at Lawton's Valley. This lovely little estate had come to us almost fortuitously. George William Curtis, writing of the Newport of forty years ago, gives a character sketch of one Alfred Smith, a well-known real estate agent, who managed to entrap strangers in his gig, and drove about with them, often succeeding in making them purchasers of some bit of property in the sale of which he had a personal interest. In the summer of 1852 my husband became one of his victims. I say this because Dr. Howe mad
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
circle of friends, 169, 170; his interest in prison reforms, 173; commissioner on the annexation of Santo Domingo, 181; visits Europe in 1850, 188; takes the water cure at Boppard, 189; his abolition sympathies, 218; trip to Cuba, 230; buys Lawton's Valley at Newport, 238; objects to his children attending the Parker meetings, 244; edits The Commonwealth, 252; his friendship with Gov. Andrew, 253; his judgment in military affairs, 269; averse to women speaking in public, 305; his interest in tdseer, Sir, Edwin, at the Rogers dinner, 99. Lane, Prof. George M., 402. Lansdowne, Marquis of, his courtesy to the Howes, 100, 101. Lansdowne, Marchioness of, 100. Lansdowne House, musical evening at, 100-102; dinner at, 103. Lawton's Valley, the Howes' summer home at Newport, 238. Lee, Henry, on Gov. Andrew's staff, 266. Lemonnier, M. Charles, editor, 413. Lemonnier, Mme., Elise, founder of industrial schools for women, 413. Leo XIII., consecrated: revives certain poi