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n D. Long on my left; next beyond A. sat Homans Womans.
Mrs. Charles Homans. I despaired of making my jingle tell in so large and unfamiliar a company.
At last I took courage and read it, bad as I thought it. To my surprise, it told, and created the merriment which had been my object so far as I had any. My Battle Hymn was sung finely by a male quartette.
Colonel Higginson and I were praised almost out of our senses.
A calendar, got up with much labor, was presented to each of us.
January 13. To church, to take down my vanity after last evening's laudations....
January 15. Made a final copy of my lines on Robert E. Lee,--read them to Rosalind — the last line drew a tear from each of us, so I concluded that it would do and sent it.
To Tuesday Club, where the effort which I made to hear speakers tired my head badly.
Themes: Whether and how to teach Ethics in public schools; also, The English Education bill. Socrates having been mentioned as an exemplar, I suddenly cried o