Fields after church.
Heard a very inspiring sermon from Samuel A. Eliot.
This young man has a very noble bearing and a stringent way of presenting truth.
He has that vital religious power which is rare and most precious.
Before he had spoken I had been asking in my mind, how can we make the past present to us? The Easter service and Lent also seem intended to do this, but our imaginations droop and lag behind our desires...
April 2. ... Went in the evening to see Ren-Hur with kind Sarah Jewett — her treat, as was my attendance at the opera.
The play was altogether spectacular, but very good in that line....
April 3.... Went to the celebration of E. E. Hale's eightieth birthday, in which the community largely participated.
Senator Hoar was the orator and spoke finely.... Hale's response was manly, cheery, and devout.
He has certainly done much good work, and has suggested many good things.
April 12. Lunch with Mrs. Wheelwright.
I found Agnes Repplier very agreeable.