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66. Familiar Letters, p. 411.



CHAPTER II: SARAH ALDEN RIPLEY

With trifling exceptions, the quotations used in the portrait of Mrs. Ripley
are taken either from manuscript sources or from the comparatively brief
sketch of her by Miss Elizabeth Hoar, printed in Worthy Women of Our
First Century, Philadelphia, 1888.



CHAPTER III: MARY LYON



1. Miss Gilchrist, p. 32.

2. Miss Gilchrist, p. 29.

3. Miss Gilchrist, p. 59.

4. Miss Gilchrist, p. 313.

5. Miss Gilchrist, p. 54.

6. Miss Gilchrist, p. 123.

7. Miss Gilchrist, p. 82.

8. Miss Gilchrist, p. 120.

9. Hitchcock, p. 172.

10. Miss Gilchrist, p. 203.

11. Miss Gilchrist, p. 217.

12. Miss Gilchrist, p. 227.

13. Miss Gilchrist, p. 232.

14. Miss Gilchrist, p. 247.

15. Hitchcock, p. 246.

16. Miss Gilchrist, p. 232.

17. Miss Gilchrist, p. 240.

18. Miss Gilchrist, p. 234.

19. Miss Gilchrist, p. 235.

20. Miss Gilchrist, p. 232.

21. Miss Gilchrist, p. 241.

22. Miss Gilchrist, p. 342.

23. Hitchcock, p. 87.

24. Miss Gilchrist, p. 248.

25. Miss Gilchrist, p. 314.

26. Miss Gilchrist, p. 316.

27. Reminiscences, p. 42.

28. Hitchcock, p. 144.



29. Miss. Gilchrist, p. 391.

30. Miss Gilchrist, p. 150.

31. Miss Fisk, p. 153.

32. Miss Gilchrist, p. 316.

33. Hitchcock, p. 75.

34. Miss Gilchrist, p. 133.

35. Reminiscences, p. 80.

36. Miss Gilchrist, p. 150.

37. MS., letter, Mt. Holyoke Col

lege Library.

38. Reminiscences, p. 157.

39. Miss Gilchrist, p. 375.

40. Miss Gilchrist, p. 134.

41. Miss Fisk, p. 327.

42. Reminiscences, p. 166.

43. Reminiscences, p. 42.

44. Miss Fisk, p. 328.
45- Ibid.

46. Hitchcock, p. 284.

47. Miss Gilchrist, p. 86.

48. Miss Gilchrist, p. 127.

49. Miss Gilchrist, p. 389.

50. Miss Gilchrist, p. 115.

51. Miss Gilchrist, p. 116.

52. Miss Gilchrist, p. 82.

53. Miss Fisk, p. 331.

54. Miss Gilchrist, p. 90.

55. Miss Gilchrist, p. 292.



NOTES



265



56. Hitchcock, p. 77.

57. Reminiscences, p. 168.

58. Miss Gilchrist, p. 198.

59. Hitchcock, p. 103.

60. Hitchcock, p. 81.

61. Hitchcock, p. 44.

62. Hitchcock, p. 80.

63. Hitchcock, p. 389.

64. Hitchcock, p. 331.

65. Reminiscences, p. 40.



66. Miss Fisk, p. 236.

67. Miss Fisk, p. 319.

68. Hitchcock, p. 154.

69. Hitchcock, p. 155.

70. Miss Fisk, p. 325.

71. Miss Gilchrist, p. 320,

72. Hitchcock, p. 120.

73. Hitchcock, p. 83.

74. Miss Gilchrist, p. 129.



CHAPTER IV: HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

References for pages of Mrs. Stowe s own works are to Riverside edition,
unless otherwise specified.



1. Mrs. Fields, p. 92.

2. Mrs. Fields, p. 69.

3. Stowe and Stowe, p. 77.

4. Mrs. Fields, p. 113.

5. Mrs. Fields, p. 124.

6. Mrs. Fields, p. 115.

7. Mrs. Fields, p. 248.

8. Mrs. Fields, p. 114.

9. Mrs. Fields, p. 70.

10. Mrs. Fields, p. 74.

11. Mrs. Fields, p. 364.

12. Mrs. Fields, p. 72.

13. Minister s Wooing, p. 284.

14. Mrs. Fields, p. 97.

15. Stowe, p. 40.

16. Mrs. Fields, p. 91.

17. Oldtown Folks, vol. i, p. 29.

18. Oldtown Folks, vol. n, p. 54.

19. Stowe and Stowe, p. 59.

20. Mrs. Fields, p. 81.

21. Mrs. Fields, p. 51.

22. Mrs. Fields, p. 68.

23. Mrs. Fields, p. 82.

24. Mrs. Fields, p. 29.

25. Stowe, p. 58.

26. Footsteps of the Master, p. 80.



27. Mrs. Fields, p. 290.

28. Stowe, p. 400.

29. E. S. Phelps, in McClure s

Magazine, vol. vn, p. 7.

30. Mrs. Fields, p. 90.

31. Mrs. Fields, p. 311.

32. Mrs. Fields, p. 146.

33. Mrs. Fields, p. 327.

34. Mrs. Fields, p. 26.

35. Mrs. Fields, p. 49.

36. Stowe and Stowe, p. 59.

37. Mrs. Fields, p. 30.

38. Stowe and Stowe, p. 166.

39. Stowe and Stowe, p. 179.

40. Mrs. Fields, p. 250.

41. Mrs. Fields, p. 185.

42. Stowe and Stowe, p. 256.

43. Sunny Memories, vol. n, p. 47,

edition 1854.

44. Mrs. Fields, p. 40.

45. Stowe and Stowe, p. 7.

46. Mrs. Fields, p. 341.

47. Sunny Memories, vol. n, p. 392,

edition 1854.

48. Sunny Memories, vol. i, p. 281,

edition 1854.



266 PORTRAITS OF AMERICAN WOMEN



CHAPTER V: MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI



i.

2.

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4-
5-
6.

7.
8.

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10.
ii.
12.
13-

14.
IS.
16.



18.

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20.

21.
22.

23.

24.

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26.
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35.
36.



Mrs. Cheney, Rem., p. 193. 37.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 202. 38.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 229.

Higginson, p. n.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 65. 39.

James Russell Lowell, Letters,

vol. i, p. 128.
Higginson, p. 209.
Love Letters, p. 20.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 234. 40.

Higginson, p. 117. 41.

Higginson, p. 303. 42.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 237. 43.
Horace Greeley, Recollections of 44.

a Busy Life, p. 179. 45.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 43. 46.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 203. 47.
Memoirs, vol. i, p. 200.
Horace Greeley, Recollections of

a Busy Life, p. 181. 48.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jour- 49.

nals, vol. vi, p. 366. 50.

Ibid. 51.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 298. 52.

Higginson, p. 306. 53.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 236. 54.

Mrs. Cheney, Rem., p. 205. 55.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 214. 56.
Horace Greeley, Recollections of

a Busy Life, p. 179.
Love Letters, p. 30.
Mrs. Cheney, Rem., p. 207.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 206. 57.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 303. 58.

Higginson, p. 66. 59.

Higginson, p. 289. 60.

Love Letters, p. 28. 61.

Higginson, p. 100. 62.

Higginson, p. 59. 63.

Memoirs, vol. n, p. 97. 64.

Love Letters, p. 126. 65.



Memoirs, vol. n, p. in.

Julian Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Hawthorne and His Wife,
vol. i, p. 261.

Mrs. Cheney, Rem., p. 210. Mrs.
Cheney quotes the words
without saying explicitly that
they are Margaret s. A fine
phrase in any case.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 132.

Hedge MS.

Higginson, p. 64.

Higginson, p. 99.

Higginson, p. 123.

Hedge MS.

Hedge MS.

Frederick Augustus Braun,
Margaret Fuller and Goethe,
p. 255.

Memoirs, vol. 11, p. 60.

Love Letters, p. 131.

Memoirs, vol. n, p. 173.

Higginson, p. 307.

Memoirs, vol. u, p. 53.

Higginson, p. 28.

Higginson, p. 55.

Memoirs, vol. n, p. 288.

MS., B. P. L. The complete
distortion of this passage in
Memoirs, vol. n, p. 301, is an
interesting instance of the un
reliability of printed texts.

Higginson, p. 104,

Higginson, p. 31.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 281.

Memoirs, vol. n, p. 67.

Memoirs, vol. i, p. 288.

Ibid.

Love Letters, p. 100.

Love Letters, p. 130.

Love Letters, p. 187.



NOTES



267



66. Julian Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne and His Wife,
vol. i, p. 259.

67. F. B. Sanborn, Recollections of

Seventy Years, vol. n, p. 412.

68. MS., B. P. L.

69. Memoirs, vol. n, p. 294.



70. MS., B. P. L.

71. Memoirs, vol. n, p. 264.

72. Memoirs, vol. n, p. 286.

73. MS., B. P. L.

74. MS., B. P. L.

75. MS., B. P. L.



CHAPTER VI: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT



1. Mrs. Cheney, p. 49.

2. Mrs. Cheney, p. 39.

3. Mrs. Cheney, p. 108.

4. Mrs. Cheney, p. 169.

5. Mrs. Cheney, p. 63.

6. Mrs. Cheney, p. 198.

7. Little Women, chapter xxxiv.

8. Little Women, chapter xxx.

9. Mrs. Cheney, p. 389.

10. Mrs. Cheney, p. 321.

11. Mrs. Cheney, p. 159.

12. Mrs. Cheney, p. 201.

13. Little Women, chapter xxix.

14. Mrs. Cheney, p. 199.

15. Mrs. Cheney, p. 169.

1 6. Mrs. Cheney, p. 316.

17. To Maria S. Porter, in New Eng

land Magazine, New Series,
vol. vi, p. 4.

18. From Mrs. Alcott s Journal, in

Life of A. Bronson Alcott, by
F. B. Sanborn and William
T. Harris, vol. n, p. 473.

19. Mrs. Cheney, p. 300.

20. Mrs. Cheney, p. 198.

21. Little Women, chapter XLVII.

22. Mrs. Cheney, p. 116.

23. Mrs. Cheney, p. 37.

24. Mrs. Cheney, p. 89.

25. Recollections of My Childhood,

in Lulu s Library, vol. in.

26. Mrs. Cheney, p. 357.

27. Shawl Straps, chapter v.

28. Ibid.



29. Mrs. Cheney, p. 45.

30. Mrs. Cheney, p. 88.

31. Ibid.

32. Mrs. Cheney, p. 179.

33. Poppy s Pranks.

34. Recollections of my Childhood,

in Lulu s Library, vol. in.

35. Mrs. Cheney, p. 109.

36. Mrs. Cheney, p. 81.

37. Hospital Sketches, postscript.

38. Mrs. Cheney, p. 156.

39. Mrs. Cheney, p. 60.

40. Mrs. Cheney, p. 101.

41. Work, chapter vn.

42. Mrs. Cheney, p. 94.

43. Ibid.

44. Mrs. Cheney, p. 166.

45. Mrs. Cheney, p. 197.

46. Mrs. Cheney, p. 60.

47. Mrs. Cheney, p. 95.

48. Mrs. Cheney, p. 88.

49. Mrs. Cheney, p. 326.

50. Mrs. Cheney, p. 352.

51. Mrs. Cheney, p. 399.

52. Mrs. Cheney, p. 125.

53. Mrs. Cheney, p. 159.

54. Mrs. Cheney, p. 270.

55. Mrs. Cheney, p. 127.

56. Mrs. Cheney, p. 169.

57. Mrs. Cheney, p. 152.

58. Mrs. Cheney, p. 270.

59. Mrs. Cheney, p. 45.

60. Mrs. Cheney, p. 273.

61. Mrs. Cheney, p. 83.



268 PORTRAITS OF AMERICAN WOMEN



62. Mrs. Cheney, p. 108.

63. Mrs. Cheney, p. 131.

64. Mrs. Cheney, p. 89.

65. Mrs. Cheney, p. 370.

66. Mrs. Cheney, p. 209.

67. Mrs. Cheney, p. 202.

68. Mrs. Cheney, p. 105.



69. Mrs. Cheney, p. 272.

70. Mrs. Cheney, p. 227.

71. Hospital Sketches, chapter in.

72. Hospital Sketches, chapter iv.

73. Mrs. Cheney, p. 262.

74. Correspondance de Voltaire, edi

tion 1881, vol. xi, p. 168.



CHAPTER VII: FRANCES ELIZABETH WILLARD



1. Glimpses, p. 660.

2. Glimpses, p. 4.

3. Glimpses, pp. 125, 144.

4. Glimpses, p. 633.

5. Glimpses, p. 4.

6. Glimpses, p. 133.

7. Glimpses, p. 77.

8. Glimpses, p. 109.

9. Glimpses, p. 333.

10. Glimpses, p. 687.

11. To Mrs. Sarah Knowles Bolton,

MS.

12. Glimpses, p. 151.

13. Glimpses, p. 153.

14. Glimpses, p. 125.

15. Life, p. 40.

16. Glimpses, p. 149.

17. Glimpses, p. 645.

18. Glimpses, p. 72.

19. Glimpses, p. 127.

20. Glimpses, p. 159.

21. Glimpses, p. 103.

22. Glimpses, p. 168.

23. Glimpses, p. 170.

24. Glimpses, p. 177.

25. Glimpses, p. 113.

26. Mary R. Parkman, Heroines of

Service, p. in.

27. Glimpses, p. 129.

28. Glimpses, p. 363.

29. Glimpses, p. 686.

30. Glimpses, p. 633.

31. ^ Lt/<? o/ Service, Sketches of

Frances E. Willard, p. 18.



32. Glimpses, p. 689.

33. A Life of Service, Sketches of

Frances E. Willard, p. 28.

34. Life, p. 318.

35. A Life of Service, Sketches of

Frances E*. Willard, p. 15.

36. Glimpses, p. 68.

37. Glimpses, p. 131.

38. Glimpses, p. 518.

39. Life, p. 55-

40. A Life of Service, Sketches of

Frances E. Willard, p. 15.

41. Hannah Whitall Smith, in

Glimpses, Introduction, p. v.

42. Life, p. 318.

43. Glimpses, Introduction, p. vi.

44. Life, p. 398.

45. Glimpses, p. 9.

46. Glimpses, p. 230.

47. Glimpses, p. 492.

48. Glimpses, Introduction, p. v.

49. Glimpses, p. 687.

50. Glimpses, p. 625.

51. Glimpses, p. 690.

52. Glimpses, p. 593.

53. Glimpses, p. 499.

54. Glimpses, p. 125.

55. Glimpses, p. 627.

56. Glimpses, pp. 646-649,

57. Glimpses, p. 632.

58. Glimpses, p. 633.

59. Glimpses, p. 340.



NOTES



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CHAPTER VIII: EMILY DICKINSON



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29.
30.
31.



Letters, p. 294.

Letters, p. 248.

Poems, n, p. 74.

Mrs. Bianchi, p. 40.

T. W. Higginson, in the At

lantic Monthly, vol. LXVIII,

P. 452.

Poems, The Single Hound, p. xi.
Letters, p. 302.
Letters, p. 94.
Poems, i, p. 106.
Mrs. Bianchi, p. 41.
T. W. Higginson, in the At

lantic Monthly, vol. LXVIII,

P- 453-

Mrs, Bianchi, p. 42,
Letters, p. 52.
Letters, p. 237.
Letters, p. 282.
Letters, p. 164.
Letters, p. 171.



Poems, in, p. 26.
Letters, p. 181.
Letters, p. 205.
Mrs. Bianchi, p. 40.
Mrs. Bianchi, p. 37.
Letters, p. 240.
Letters, p. 169.
Mrs. Bianchi, p. 37,
Letters, p. 255.
Letters, p. 302.
Letters, p. 104.
Letters, p. 167.
Letters, p. 294.



32. Letters, p. 309.

33. Letters, p. 6.

34. Letters, p. 48.

35. Letters, p. 147.

36. Letters, p. 67.

37. Poems, i, p. 121.

38. Letters, p. 171.

39. Letters, p. 86.

40. Tfo Single Hound, preface, p.

xii.

41. /Tie Single Hound, preface, p.

xiv.

42. Letters, p. 76.

43. Letters, p. 67.

44. Letters, p. 249.

45. MS., letter in possession of Mr.

Macgregor Jenkins.

46. Mrs. Bianchi, p. 37.

47. Letters, p. 106.

48. Letters, p. 47.

49. Letters, p. 62.

50. Letters, p. 149.

51. Letters, p. 279.

52. Letters, p. 157.

53. T/i Single Hound, p. 108.

54. Letters, p. 303.

55. Letters, p. 265.

56. Letters, p. 223.

57. Poems, in, p. 168.

58. Letters, p. 295.

59. Second Stanza of the Shake

speare Lyric has been slightly
altered to conform with the
first.



INDEX



INDEX



/^dams, Abigail, wife of John Adams,
mother of John Quincy Adams, 3;
girlhood spent in a New England
parsonage, 3; married life in Wash
ington, 3 ; her nature, though strong,
feminine and maternal, 4-7; her
home cares excessive, but delight
ful to her, 5, 6; lacked book learn
ing* 7> J 3; teaching of her children
deeply moral, 7, 8; a woman of so
cial tact, 9; her rare power of ex
pression, 9, 10; aesthetic sensibility
not highly developed, 10; her love
of music and nature, 1 1 ; her whim
sical nature, n, 12; not too stoical
for a woman, n, 12; lived in a pe
riod of great stress, 12 ; regretted her
lack of education, 13; an appreci
ative reader, 13, 14; religious big
otry abhorrent to her, 15; her thrift,
17, 18; her courage, 18, 19, 21; her
political insight, 20; letter to her
husband quoted, 25, 26; her calm
acceptance of his defeat, 26; her
understanding of him, 28, 29; her
hunger for his affection, 29, 30; pre-
* eminently a woman, 30.

Adams, John, President, his power
and honesty, 22; his egotism, 22;
quoted, 22, 23; considered scolding
a duty, 23 ; attitude toward his wife,
23, 24; dependence upon her, 28,
29.

Adams, John Quincy, President, son
of Abigail Adams, 3; depth of his
affection for his mother, 8.

Alcott, Louisa May, her girlhood, 167,
1 68; personal characteristics, 170,
171, 177, 178; her family affection,
172-75; her feeling for nature, 177;
subject to exhilaration and de
pression, 179, 1 80, 185; matters of



the heart, 180-82; her ambition,
183; her methods of work, 184; the
need of earning money, 186, 187,
189-91; a preacher, 187, 188; ne
cessity and instinct for writing,
187; success, 191, 193.

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 219, 220.

Allyn, Miss (Mrs. Francis), friend of
Sarah Alden Ripley, 43.

Amiel, Henri Frederic, quoted, 96, 97.

Arconati, Madame, on Margaret
Fuller, 139.

Beecher, Henry Ward, fascination of,

105, 127; Mrs. Stowe slove for him,

106.
Beecher, Lyman, father of Harriet

Beecher, no, 113, 116, 127; dynamic

personality, no; a giant of the

faith, no.
Bianchi, Mrs. Martha Dickinson,

niece of Emily Dickinson, 231.
Bradford, Captain, of Duxbury, father

of Sarah Alden Ripley, 36.
Burton, Robert, 244.
Byron controversy, the, Mrs. Stowe s

part in, 126.

Calvinism, earnestness of that creed

characteristic of Abigail Adams, 15;

its need of sunshine, 16.
Cheney, Mrs. Ednah D., 133, 143, 170,

172, 181.
Child, Professor F. J., his opinion of

Sarah Alden Ripley, 35.
Credo, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, 151.

Dial, the, 154.

Diary of John Quincy Adams, quoted,

8.
Dickinson, Austen, brother of Emily

Dickinson, 239.



274



INDEX



Dickinson, Emily, Amherst her life
long home, 229, 230; natural reti
cence increased by secluded sur
roundings, 230, 231; intense love of
home, 231; love of words in them
selves, 231, 232; love for music and
ability in it, 232; nature her com
panion, 232, 233; ability to write
poetry and prose, 233; thoughts her
playthings, 233, 234; her fantastic
dreams, 235; her faith in God, 235,
236, 251, 255, 256; intellectual
quality of her love, 238-44; abstract
interest in life, 244-55; her whim
sicality, 246-52; compared with
Shakespeare s clowns, 247, 248, 256;
her attitude toward formal religion,
250, 251 ; her poetry not a conscious
attempt, 253.

Eliot, George, Harriet Beecher Stowe s
reproach of, 128.

Emerson, Mary Moody, friend of
Sarah Alden Ripley, 42.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, nephew by
marriage to Mrs. Ripley, 59; great
difference in their attitudes toward
life, 60; his comment on Mrs. Ripley,
60, 61; his religious reaction, 61,62;
on Margaret Fuller, 134, 137, 138,
139, 140, 142; later friendship with
her, 157.

Emerson s Journal, passages in, re
ferring to Mrs. Ripley, 60.

Everett, Edward, his opinion of Sarah
Alden Ripley, 35.

Fields, James T., tells Miss Alcott she

"can t write," 190.
Fiske, Fidelia, Recollections, Mary

Lyon quoted in, 84.
Flaubert, Gustave, 244, 245. j
France, Anatole, quoted, in.

Goethe, his influence upon Margaret

Fuller, 146.
Greeley, Horace, friend of Margaret

Fuller, 135, 137, 139.



Hawthorne, Nathaniel, and Margaret
Fuller, 135, 147; comment on Mar
quis Ossoli, 159.

Hedge, F. H., his analysis of Mrs.
Ripley s character, 53.

Helvetius, Madame, friend of Frank
lin, 10.

Higginson, Col. T. W., on Margaret
Fuller, 140; and Emily Dickinson,
232, 253.

Hitchcock, Prof. Edward, 76.

Hoar, George F., his Autobiography,
quoted, 35; comment on Mrs. Rip-
ley s teaching, 55.

Howe, Julia Ward, 158.

Jefferson, Thomas, Abigail AdamsV
animosity toward, 27. ^

Lamb, Charles, Ernily Dickinson

comparable to, 246, 247.
Lowell, James Russell, cautions Mrs.

Stowe, 122, 123; on Margaret Fuller,

135.

Lyon, Mary, foundress of Mount
Holyoke College, 67; her grit and
determination, 67; self -discipline,
68; her desire to obtain and to im
part education, 6972; her mastery
of obstacles, 73-77; the realization
of all her hopes in the opening of
Mount Holyoke Seminary in 1837,
78; her discipline dynamic, 80; her
sympathy, 83; her laughter, 84-86;
her gift of inspiration, 87; not essen
tially a scholar, 87-89; her idea of
education, 89, 90, 95, 96; her aim
in teaching, 90, 91; her religion, 92
97-

Mann, Horace, on Margaret Fuller,

134, 135.

Mather, Cotton, Magnalia, 108.

Melodrama, 125.

Moliere, dramas of, criticised by Abi
gail Adams, 13, 14.

Montagu, Lady Mary, Abigail Ad
ams comparable to, 10.



INDEX



275



New England conscience, the, 124.

Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, 133; her per
sonal appearance, 134; her four
square egotism, 135-37, *45 146;
could be all things to all men, 137,
138; her power of stimulation, 139-
41; her faculty of eliciting con
fession, 142; her gift of analysis,
144, 145; her studies, 148-50; her
Credo, 151; her appreciation of na
ture, 152, 153; her place in litera
ture, 153, 154; always a lover, 154-
61; a prudent manager, 155; her re
lation with Emerson, 156, 157;
marriage to Marquis Ossoli, 159;
birth of her son, 160; in the Italian
revolution, 161, 162; lost in ship
wreck, 163.

Ossoli, Marquis, husband of Margaret
Fuller, 159.

Pater, Walter, Imaginary Portrait, Se
bastian van Stork quoted, 64.

Penn s Hill, 19.

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, anecdote of
Mrs. Stowe, 117.

Religion: Abigail Adams abhorred
bigotry, 15; Mrs. Ripley s religious
experiences, 38, 51, 52, 58, 59, 61,
62; Mary Lyon s attitude toward,
92-97; the great activity of Mrs.
Stowe, 109-14; literature the nat
ural expression for preaching, 117;
Margaret Fuller s Credo, 151 ; Louisa
Alcott a preacher, 187, 188; Frances
Willard s religion an art, 207; Em
ily Dickinson s attitude toward
religion, 235, 236, 250, 251, 255,
256.

Ripley, Sarah Alden, her passion for
all kinds of study, 35, 36, 47, 88;
her freedom from conventional
habit, 37, 38; her religious inde
pendence, 38; her freedom from
pedantry, 39, 40; early death of her
mother, 40; her consequent house



hold cares, 40; her analysis of peo
ple, 41, 42; her marriage to Samuel
Ripley, 43; prominence of sorrow in
her old age, 45; her affection for her
home circle, 47, 48; quoted, 49; re
linquished a life of study for one of
housekeeping, 50; her life as a
clergyman s wife, 51, 52; teaching,
53-55; her pupils love for her, 55;
her thirst for pure knowledge, 57,
58; her skepticism, 58, 59; her skep
ticism contrasted with Emerson s
faith, 61, 62; her love of study en
tirely disinterested, 63, 64.

Rollin s Ancient History, 7.

Rubens, Peter Paul, Mrs. Stowe s
conversion to, 128.

Russell, Lady, Abigail Adams com
parable to, 24.

Sainte-Beuve, quoted, 47.

Sevigne, Madame de, Abigail Adams
comparable to, 6, 10.

Shakespeare s clowns, brothers to
Emily Dickinson, 247, 248, 256.

Staal-Delaunay, Madame de, Mrs.
Stowe s contrast to, 105.

Stowe, Prof. Calvin E., husband of
Harriet Beecher, 108.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, born and
grew up in religious atmosphere,
101 ; her nervous temperament, 102-
04; her liking for people recipro
cated, 105, 12 1 ; her passionate yet
reserved nature, 107; not a great
scholar, 108, 109; religion her great
concern, 109-14; her desire to "do
something," 114-16; the pen her
best implement, 117-20; her suc
cess, 121, 122; a student of character
and manners, 123, 124; a furious
preacher, 125-27; her part in the
Byron controversy, 126; a sunny,
human person, 127; her sense of
beauty, 128, 129.

Thoreau, H. D., 58.

Trollope, Anthony, quoted, 125.



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Uncle Tom s Cabin, Harriet Beecher
Stowe, influence of, 129, 130.

Voltaire, quoted, 193, 206.

Waltham, Mr. Ripley s parish at, 51.
Watts, Isaac, Moral Songs for Children,

9-

Willard, Frances Elizabeth, her hered
ity, 197; her excellent health, 198;
strongly individual, 199; had strik
ing social qualities, 200; very affec
tionate, 201, 202; her juvenile read
ing, 204; a fearless analyst, 205;
feeling for music, 206; her religion



an art, 207; a worker for humanity,
207; the cause of temperance, 208;
her gift of organization, 209; her
eloquence, 209, 210; her tact, 211;
what prohibition did for her, 213-
16; unfailing hope, 217; her per
sonal motives, 218; her ambition,
219; her self-consciousness, 220-22;
her enjoyment of her work, 222-
25-

Willard, May, sister of Frances E.
Willard, 205.

Woman s Christian Temperance
Union, Frances E. Willard head of,
212.





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