Julia Ward Howe (1819

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Prabhat Prakashan

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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Contents

THE WOMANS CAUSE 18681910
xvii
EUROPE REVISITED 1877 aet 58
xlii
A ROMAN WINTER 18781879 aet 5960
ii
NEWPORT 18791882 aet 6063
iii
THE NEW ORLEANS
iv
MORE CHANGES 18861888 aet 6769
v
SEVENTY YEARS YOUNG 18891890 aet 7071
vi
A SUMMER ABROAD 18921893 aet 7374
vii

aet 4044
ix
THE WIDER OUTLOOK 1865 aet 46
x
LATER LYRICS
xi
GREECE AND OTHER LANDS 1867 aet 48
xii
CONCERNING CLUBS 18671871 aet 4852
xiii
THE PEACE CRUSADE 18701872 aet 5153
xiv
SANTO DOMINGO 18721874 aet 5356
xv
THE LAST OF GREEN PEACE 18721876
xvi
DIVERS GOOD CAUSES 18901896 aet
viii
IN THE HOUSE OF LABOR 18961897 aet 7778
ix
THE LAST ROMAN WINTER 18971898 aet 78
x
EIGHTY YEARS 18991900 aet 8081
xi
STEPPING WESTWARD 19011902 aet 8283
xii
LOOKING TOWARD SUNSET 19031905
xiii
MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY
xv

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