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people who expected all sorts of infidel propositions, were pleasantly disappointed to hear a thoroughly Christian address, and one which contained a greater amount of direct quotations from the sacred Scriptures, we venture to say, than any sermon or oration that will find utterance in this town this week. . . . The address was wonderfully vitalized and wonderfully clear—without denunciation and without bitterness, wrote the correspondent of the Springfield Republican (Lib.
34: 136); and Mrs. Child wrote: Garrison's address is admirable; one of the best things he ever did, which is saying a good deal (Ms., Sept. 7, 1862, to R. F. Wallcut). At the close of it, Professor Bascom (who introduced me) expressed his
John Bascom. gratification, and said he endorsed every word of it. The audience was not very large, as twenty-five cents were asked for a ticket admitting the holder to both lectures.
Hardly any of the Faculty were present except Prof. Bascom.
In the evening, Prof. Fowler gav
nued to attract him. An affectionate interchange of letters took place between himself and Whittier in December,
Mss. Dec. 18, 20, 1877. when the latter's seventieth birthday was celebrated; and to the many public tributes paid the poet, Mr. Garrison contributed a friendly and critical estimate in blank verse, through the columns of the Boston Literary
Dec. 1, 1877. World.
A new friendship, which he greatly enjoyed, was formed in the spring of 1878, when he became acquainted, through Mrs. Child, with the gifted sculptress, Miss Anne Whitney of Boston, and was invited by her to sit for his portrait bust.
During the months of March, April, and May he made frequent visits to her studio, and gave her full opportunity to study his features and character.
His mobility of expression in animated conversation revealed to her the difficulty of her task—a difficulty enhanced, in respect to the eyes, by the fact that spectacles cannot well be reproduced in sculpture.
Mr. Phillips held t