the doorkeeper whether there was any one in the hall.
a good many, he said.
I entered and found quite a numerous company.
My procedure was very simple,—a prayer, the reading of a hymn, and a discourse from a Scripture text.
I had prepared this last with considerable care, and kept the manuscript of it beside me, but my memory enabled me to give the substance of what I had written without referring to the paper.
My impression is that I spoke in this way on some five or six Sundays.
Of all these discourses, I remember only the last one, of which the text was, I am persuaded that neither height nor depth, nor any other creature, etc. The attendance was very good throughout, and I cherished the hope that I had sown some seed which would bear fruit thereafter.
I remember that our own poet, Thomas William Parsons, happening to be in London at this time, suggested to me a poem of Mrs. Stowe's as very suitable to be read at one of my Sunday services.
It was the one begin
neral, John, father of Mrs. William B. Astor, 64.
Association for the Advancement of Women, the, founded, 386; distribution of its congresses, 392.
Astor, John Jacob, Washington Irving at the house of, 27; calls on Mrs. Howe's father on New Year's Day, 32; wedding gift of, to his granddaughter, 65; fondness for music, 74; anecdotes of, 75, 76.
Astor, William B., his culture and education, 73.
Astor, Mrs. William B. (Margaret Armstrong), her recollection of Mrs. Howe's mother, 5; desce prison, visit to, 108.
Newport, Mrs. Howe spends a summer at the Cliff House there, 221; Dr. Howe buys an estate at, 238; Mrs. Howe writes her play there, 239; people who stayed at, 401, 402; the Town and Country Club of, formed, 405.
New Year's Day, custom of visiting on, 31, 32.
New York City, growth of, shown, 12, 13; first musical ventures in, 14, 15; its people of culture, 21-25; social events in, 29, 66; Bryant celebration at, 277-280; meetings in, to encourage the woman's peace