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rks were tender and pathetic.
I was pleased to have heard them.
Wrote some verses about the President — pretty good, perhaps,--scratching the last nearly in the dark, just before bedtime.
This is the poem called Parricide.
O'er the warrior gauntlet grim Late the silken glove we drew, Bade the watch-fires slacken dim In the dawn's auspicious hue. Staid the armed heel; Still the clanging steel; Joys unwonted thrilled the silence through.
On April 27 she heard of Wilkes Booth's deathshot on refusing to give himself up — the best thing that could have happened to himself and his family ; and wrote a second poem entitled Pardon, embodying her second and permanent thought on the subject: Pains the sharp sentence the heart in whose wrath it was uttered,
Now thou art cold; Vengeance, the headlong, and Justice, with purpose close mut- tered, Loosen their hold, etc.
Brief entries note the closing events of the war.
May 13. Worked much on Essay. ... In the