Julia Ward Howe (1819
Our mother was once present at a meeting where there was talk of ancestry and heredity. One of the speakers dwelt largely upon the sins of the fathers. He drew stern pictures of the vice, the barbarism, the heathenism of the "good old times," and ended by saying with emphasis that he felt himself "bowed down beneath the burden of the sins of his ancestors."
Our mother was on her feet in a flash.
"Mr. So-and-So," she said, "is bowed down by the sins of his ancestors. I wish to say that all my life I have been buoyed up and lifted on by the remembrance of the virtues of mine!"
These words are so characteristic of her, that in beginning the story of her life it seems proper to dwell at some length on the ancestors whose memory she cherished with such reverence.
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THE WOMANS CAUSE 18681910
EUROPE REVISITED 1877 aet 58
A ROMAN WINTER 18781879 aet 5960
NEWPORT 18791882 aet 6063
THE NEW ORLEANS
MORE CHANGES 18861888 aet 6769
SEVENTY YEARS YOUNG 18891890 aet 7071
A SUMMER ABROAD 18921893 aet 7374
THE WIDER OUTLOOK 1865 aet 46
GREECE AND OTHER LANDS 1867 aet 48
CONCERNING CLUBS 18671871 aet 4852
THE PEACE CRUSADE 18701872 aet 5153
SANTO DOMINGO 18721874 aet 5356
THE LAST OF GREEN PEACE 18721876
DIVERS GOOD CAUSES 18901896 aet
IN THE HOUSE OF LABOR 18961897 aet 7778
THE LAST ROMAN WINTER 18971898 aet 78
EIGHTY YEARS 18991900 aet 8081
STEPPING WESTWARD 19011902 aet 8283
LOOKING TOWARD SUNSET 19031905
MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY