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READING
CLUB.



Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1896-1897.



'Another—

Yet the same.



PROGRAA\A\E.



OCTOBER 6.

Literary and Social Conditions of the Century.
Swift.

Eliza Hanna Hayden.

Fanny Hoffman Williams.



octobi:r 20.



Pope and the Classical Ag-e.
Romantic Poetry.



Mary Rowan Harper.
Elizabeth Morgan Burrow:



NOVEMBER 3.

Periodical Essays.

Addison.

Steele.

Anna A. Lowry.

Martha J. Moderwell.



NOVEMBER 17.



Orig-in and Development of the Novel.



M. Belle Clark,
Helen Tracy Guild.



DECEMBE^R 1.



Topic Selected.



Fannib M. Thayer.



DECKMBKR IS.



Scepticism.

Voltaire.

Montesquieu.



Katharine Hamilton.
Agnes J. Cochrane.



JANUARY 5.



German Literature.
Bodnier. Gottsched.

Lessing. Klopstock.



Susan F, Morgan.

Mary Drake Moderwell.



JANUARY 19.



Wielaud.

Herder,

Sturm und Drang- Period.



Merica Hoagland.
Susan C. Hoffman.



JANUARY 26.



CI.UB ANNIVERSARY.



Reason, and Folly, and Beauty,

they say.
Went on a party of pleasure

one day."



FEBRUARY 2.



Johnson.
Goldsmith.



S. Elizabeth Jacobs.
J. Anna Bond Brown.



FEBRUARY 16.

Historians.

M. Katharine Macdougal.
Eliza Houison Seabrease.



MARCH 2.

Topic Selected. ,

Ellen R. Bursley,



MARCH 16.

Sceptical Philosophy of Hume.
Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations.'



Mary E. Hoffman.
Essie Preble Myers.



MARCH 30.

War of the Encyclopaedists, and Reformation.
Diderot, Rousseau, and Buffon.



Mary G. Smith.

Emma Hoagland Fleming.



APRIL 13.



Sheridan and English Comedy.



Helen F. Guild.
Marian A. Barrett.



APRIL 27.



Edmund Burke.
Miscellaneous Writers.



Sarah B. Craw,
Helen Moffat.



MAY 11.



Italian Dramatic I/iterature.



Jessie M, Bond.
Margaret M. Colerick.



MAY 25.



Spanish Literature.
American Colonial Literature.



Georgiana W. Bond.
Carolyn Randall Fairbani



"Days have their limits, however
we
Beg-in them too early or stretch
them to late."



BOOKS OF REFERENCE.



In the best books great men talk to us.



Bagehot, Walter Literary Studies

Brougham, Lord Lives of Men of Letters and Science

of the Time of George Third.

Bjickle, H.T History of Civilization in England.

Courthope, W. J History of English Poetry

Craik, G. ^..History of English Literature and Thought

De7inis, John Studies in Literature

Dobso7i, Austin Eighteenth Century Vignettes

Gosse, Edmimd History of 18th Century Literature

Hallam, Hettry Literary History of Europe

Hazlitt, William Lectures on the English Poets and the

English Comic Writers.
Howitt, William.. . Homes and Haunts of the British Poets

Lo7igfellow, H. W Poets and Poetry of Europe

Mason, David Essays on the English Poets

Mitchell, D. G English Lands, Letters and Kings

Nicholls, J Literary Anecdotes of the 18th Century



Phetps,W.H Beg-inning-s of the English Roraatic

Movement.

Phillips, M. G Popular Manual of Eaglish I^iterature

Reed, Heiiry Lectures on the Eng-lish Poets

Saintsbury, George History of English Literature

Schlegel, A. W Dramatic Art and Literature

Schlegel, F Lectures on the History of Literature,

Ancient and Modern.

Scott, Sir Walter Lives of Eminent Novelits and

Dramatists.

Stephe7i, Leszie History of English Thought

in the 18th Century.

Stepheti, Leslie Hours in a Library

Sydney, W. C England and the English

in the 18th Century.

Taine,H.A History of English Literature

Thackeray, W. M. . .English Humorists of the 18th Century

Craik, H. Life of Swift

Forster, J elm Life of Swift

Scott, Sir Walter Life of Swift

Stephen, Leslie Life of Swift

Dennis, John Age of Pope

Lowell, J.R Pope (In his Essays)

Stephen, Leslie Life of Pope

Arnold, Matthew Gray (In his Essays

Gosse, Edmtmd Life of Gray

Lowell, J.R Gray (In his Essays)

Aikin, Lucy Life of Addison

Courthope, W. J Life of Addison

Macautay, T. B Addison (In his Essays)

Aitkefis, G.A Life of Steele

Crawford, F. M The Novel, What It Is

Forsyth, W. Novels and Novelists of the 18th Century



La?iier, Sydney History of the Eng-lish Novel and the

Principle of Its Development.

Masson, David British Novelists and Their Styles

Raleigh, Walter The English Novel

Saintsbury, George Essays on French Novelists

Senior, W. N. Essays in Fiction

Chadzvick, W Life and Times of Defoe

Minto, William L ife of Defoe

Morley, Henry Earlier life of Defoe

Scott, Sir Walter Life of Defoe

Dohson, Austttt Life of Fielding-

Lawrence, F Life of Fielding

Lowell, y. R Fielding (In his Essays

Whipple, E. P Fielding (In his Essays and Reviews)

Hannay, D Life of Smollett

Disraelie, Isaac Sterne (In his Literary Reminiscences)

Fitzgerald, Percy Life of Sterne

Fraill, H. D.... Life of Sterne

Keene, H G Literature of France

Sai7itsbury, George Short History of French Literature

Vanhaun, H History of French Literature

Vinet, A. R History of French Literature

in the 18th Century.

Sorel, Albert Life of Montesquien

Carl-yle, Thomas Voltaire (In his Essays

Colli?i, J. C Voltaire in England

Morley, John Life of Voltaire

Parton, James Life of Veltaire

Cona7it, Heleti S Primer of German Literature

Hosmer, J. K Short History of German Literature

Scherer, W History of German Literature

Taylor, Bayard Studies in German Literature

Nevinson, H Life of Herder



Lowell, J. R Lessing- (In his Essays)

Sime, James Life of Lessing-

Zimmern, Helen Life of Lessing-

Black, William Life of Goldsmith

Forster, John Life of Goldsmith

Irving, Waslangton Life of Goldsmith

Macaulay, T. B Goldsmith (In his Essays)

Scott, Sir Walter Life of Goldsmith

Bosvjell, James Life of Johnson

Macaulay, T. B Johnson (In his Essays)

Stephen, Leslie Life of Johnson

Howells, W. D., ed Autobiography of Gibbon

Morison, J. O Life of Gibbon

Sainte-Beuve, C. A Gibbon (In his English Portraits)

Lewes, G. H Biographical History of Philosophy

Hurley, T. H Life of Hume

Farrer, J. A Life of Adam Smith

Haldane, R. D Life of Adam Smith

Morley, John Diderot and the Encyclopaedists

Greyhatn, H. G Life of Rousseau

Lowell, J. R Rousseau (In his Essays)

Olipnant, Mrs Life of Sheridan

Ras, W. Fraser Life of Sheridan

Whipple, E. P Sheridan (In his Essays and Reviews

Morley, John Life of Burke

Prior ^ J Life of Burke

Rogers, S Recellections of Burke

Paget, Violet Studies of the 18th Century in Italy

Sismondi, J. C. L, S. de Literature of the

South of Europe.

Snell, F. J Primer of Italian Literature

Howells, W. D., ed Autobiography of Alfieri

Hoxoells, W. D , ed Autobiography of Goldoni



Symonds, J. A — Alfieri and Goldoni (In his sketches and
Studies in Southern Europe).

Bouterwek, F History of Spanish and

Portugese Literature.

Conant, Helen S Primer of Spanish Literature

Kennedy^ J. A Modern Poets and Poetry of Spain

Richardson, C. F American Literature

Stednian, E. C. and Hutchinson^ C. M., ed

Library of American Literature

Tyler, M. C History of American Literature

Franklin, Benjamin Autobiography

McMasters, J, B Life of Franklin



'God uses us to help each other
so, lending- our minds out.''



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE.

Eliza Hanna Hayden.

Fanny Hoffman Williams.

Helen Tracy Guild.



Thoug-hts shut up want air,
And spoil, like bales unopened
to the sun."



CONVERSATIONS.



Mrs. James M. Barrett Oct. 20, March 20.

Mrs. Charles E. Bond April 13, May 23.

Mrs. Stephen B. Bond March 16, Oct. 6.

Mrs. Francis I. Brown Nov. 17, Feb. 16.

Mrs. Stephan A. Burrowes Jan. 3, May 11.

Mrs. Gilbert E. Bursley ?^ov. 3, April 27.

Miss M. Belle Clark Jan, 19, March 30.

Miss Agnes J. Cochrane Jan. 19, Feb. 2.

Miss Margaret M. Colerick Feb. 16, April 27.

Miss Sarah B. Craw March 16, May 11.

Mrs. Clark Fairbank Oct. 6, Jan. 3.

Mrs. William H. Fleming Oct. 20, Feb. 2.

Mrs. Albert D. Guild Nov. 17, Dec. 15.

Mrs. Helen Tracy Guild Nov. 3, Dec. 15.

Miss Katharine Hamilton A pril 13, May 25.

Mrs. James B. Harper Oct. 26, April 27.

Mrs. Frederick J. H ayden Feb. 2. March 16.

Miss Merica Hoagland Feb. 16, May 25.

Mrs. Susan C. Hoffman April 13, May 11

Mrs. William H. Hoffman October 20, March 30

Mrs. John Jacobs December 15, January 19

Miss Anna A. I^owry November 17, April 27



Miss M. Katharine Macdougal .... January 5, March 30

Mrs. Hiram C. Moderwell November 3, January 3

Mrs. Jay M. Moderwell November 17, February 2

Miss Helen Moffat January 19, February 16

Mrs. Oliver P. Morgan October 6, April 13

Mrs. William H. Myers November 3, May 11

Mrs. Alexander W. Seabrease November 17, May 25

Mrs. James Smith October 20, March 16

Mrs. Leonard E. Thayer December 15, April 27

Mrs. Effingham T. Williams. November 3, November 17



HONORARY MEMBER.



Miss Mary Irwin.



BY-I,AWS.



ARTICLE I.

This org-anization shall be known as the Woman's
Reading- Club of Fort Wayne.

ARTICLE IL

Its object is the study of History, Literature and Art,
also the g-eneral intellectual and social culture of its mem-
bers.

ARTICLE III.— Officers.

Section 1. There shall be a Prog-ram Committee of
three members, elected by ballot, at the first meeting- in
March, the subject for the following- year having- been se-
lected by the club at a previous meeting. The chairman
of the Program Committee shall be elected first and shall
be the presiding- officer of the club. The committee shall
elect the Secretary and Treasurer from their number.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Prog-ram Commit-
tee to prepare and have printed a program before the first
meeting of the following year.

Sec. 3. At the first meeting in May the drawing of
the readings for the ensuing year shall be made. The
Program Committee shall announce the subjects of the



three meetiug-s to the readers thereof at least four weeks
before the program begins. After this drawing- each
member is entirely responsible for her own reading-. If
for any reason a member cannot read in her turn, she
must pro-vide a substitute. Any member failing to do
this without giving an acceptable excuse to the Program
Committee shall forfeit her membership.

ARTICLE IV.— Meetings.

Sec. 1. The club year shall begin the middle of Octo-
ber and end the middle of May, the meetings to be held
fortnightly at half-past two o'clock.

Sec. 2. A place for each meeting shall be announced
at the previous meeting. If, for any reason, a hostess
shall change the time of place of meeting, she shall notify
each member of such change.

ARTICLE v.— Membership.

Sec. 1. The number of members shall be limited to
thirty-two active members. When vacancies occur, all
names of candidates for membership shall be presented to
the Program Committee in writing. A list of these candi-
dates for membership shall be announced one week before
they are to be voted upon. From the list thus presented
each member shall be entitled to a vote for a candidate,
and a majority of the votes of the members of the club
shall be necessary for her election. If there is no election
on the first ballot, the succeeding ballots shall be con-
fined to the three candidates having the highest number
of votes, until there is an election.

Sec. 2. A member who is absent from three consecu-
tive meetings, without sending an excuse in writing to
the Program Committee before the date of the fourth



meeting-, will be considered as desiring* to withdraw from
the club, and her name will be dropped from the list, the
Secretary notifying such member to that effect.

Sec. 3. Any member may bring a friend, not a resi-
dent of the city, to any regular meeting".

ARTICLE VI.

All necessary expenses shall be divided equally among-
the members of the club. There shall be an annual fee of
one dollar for each member, payable at the first reg-ular
business meeting of the club.

ARTICLE VII.

Seventeen members must be present for the transac-
tion of business.

ARTICLE VIII.

These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meet-
ing- of the club, by a two-thirds vote of the members pres-
ent, provided that a written notice of the intended chang-e
has been given at a previous meeting.



CLUB COLORS.

Gold and White.



CLUB FLOWER.

White Carnation.



1897»189S



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1897-1898



Knowledge rare we seek and share.



Contemporaneous Literature.

1784.



PROGRAMME.



OCTOBER 5.

The Closing Years of English Literature of the Eighteenth

Century and the Opening of the Nineteenth,
"Wordsworth.

ELIZA H. SEABREASE.



OCTOBER



Southey. Moore.

Coleridge. Byron.

Hood.



ANNA BOND BROWN.
AGNES J. COCHRAN.



5^4840



NOVEMBER 2.



Shelly.


Revival of the Novel.


Keats.


Walter Scott.


Landor.






MliRICA HOAGLAND.




HELEN MOFFAT NiNDE,



NOVEMBER 16.

Jane Austen Frances Burney.

Maria Edgeworth. Hannah More.

E. B. Lytton.

KATHARINE HAMILTON.



NOVEMBER 31.
Topic Selected.

S. ELIZABETH JACOB.



DECEMBER 14.

The Great Quarterly Reviews and their Writers.
Sydney Smith. Charles Lamb.

Sir James Mcintosh. Thomas Carlyle.
Francis Jeffrey. Thomas DeQuincy,

ELLEN R. BURSLEY.
SUSAN F. MORGAN.



JANUARY 4.

Philosophy,
Metaphysical. Natural.

Thomas Reid. Sir Humphrey Davy.

Dugald Stewart. Wm. and John Herschel.

Sir Wm. Hamilton. Michael Faraday,

HELBX T. GUILD,
ELIZA J. .JOHNSON.



JANUARY 18



Historians.
Lingard. Mitford.

Hallam. Macaulay.

Turner. Alison.



FANNY M. THAYER.
HELEN TRACY GUILD.



JANUARY 25



CLQB ANNIVERSARY.



FEBRUARY I.

Beginnings of American National Literature.
Benjamin Franklin, Washington Irving.

Audobon. James Fennimore Cooper.

Count Rumford.

ELIZA HANNA HAYDEN.
ANNIE L. TAYLOR,



FEBRUARY 15.

Oratory.
Fitz Green Halleck. Webster.

William Cullen Bryant. Clay.
Edgar A. Poe. Calhoun. .

M. KATHARINE MACDOUUAL.
ELLA N. HANNA.



MARCH I .

Topic Selected.

CAROLYN RANDALL FAIRBANKS.



MARCH 15.

French Literature.
Chateaubriand. Victor Hugo.

Madame de Stael. Lamartine,
Beranger



MARY ROWAN HARPER.
GEORGIANA W. BOND.



MARCH 29.

Philosophical Revolution in Germany.
Fichte. A. & T. Von Schelegel.

Schelling. Trick.
Hegel. Muller.

Arndt.



MARY E. HOFFMAN.
MARY G. SMITH.



APRIL 12.

1837.

Glimpses of the Victorian Era.
Alfred Tennyson. Art Criticism.

E. B. Browning. John Ruskin.

Robert Browning. Mrs. Jamieson



MAR\ P. CRIGHTON.
SARAH B. CRAW.



APRIL 26.

Literary Criticism. Transcendentalism.

Mathew Arnold. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

James Russell Lowell. H. D. Thorean.

MARY DRAKE MODERWELL.
FANNY HOFFMAN WILLIAMS.



AY 10



Milman. Bancroft.

Froude. Motly.

Guizot. Prescott.



SrSAX C. HOFFMAN.
MARTHA J. WODERWELL.



MAY 24 .

Dickens.

Thackeray. Charlotte Bronte.

"George Eliot," Hawthorne.

Balzac.



ELSIE PREBLE MYERS.
CORA ALLEN FREEMAN.



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE.



Eliza H. Seabeeask.

J. Anna Bond Beown.

M. Kathabine Maodougal.



Carlyle Froude

Carlyle Nichol

Biographia Literaria Coleridge

Coleridge Traill

DeQuincey Masson

About England with Dickens Rimmer

Dickens Ward

Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth Hore

George Eliot Blind

Life of George Eliot Cooke

George Eliot's Life in her Letters and Journals... Cross

Hamilton Veitch

Sir William Herschel Holden

Keats Colvin

Lamb Ainger

In the Footprints of Charles Lamb Martin

Sir James Mackintosh B. J. Mackintosh

Landor . Colvin

Macaulay Morison

Hannah More Yonge

Sir Walter Scott Button

Memoir of Scott Lockhart

Life of Shelley Dowden

Shelley Symonds

Records of Shelley and Byron Trelavmy

Tennyson, His Art and Relation to Modern Life . . Brooke

Tennyson's In Memoriam Genung

Poetry of Tennyson Van Dyke

Records of Tennyson, Ruskin and Browning Ritchie

Thackeray Trollope

Wordsworth Myers

Studies in American Letters Beer*

Introduction to American Literature Matthews



American Lands and Letters Mitchell

Famous Americans of Recent Times Parton

American Literature Richardson

Poets of America Stedman

History of American Literature Tyler

Builders of American Literature Underwood

Life of Audobon .... Mrs. Audubon

William Cullen Bryant Bigeloiv

John C. Calhoun Von Hoist

Henry Clay Schurz

James Fennimore Cooper Lounsbury

Ralph Waldo Emerson Holmes

Emerson in ('oncord E. W. Emerson

Franklin McMasters

Autobiography Franklin

Hawthorne James

Memories of Hawthorne Lathrop

Washington Irving Warner

Letters of James Russell Lowell Norton, ed

Correspondence of John Lothrop Motley Curtis, ed

Edgar Allen Poe Woodberry

Life of Prescott Ticknor

Henry David Thoreau Sanborn

Daniel Webster Lodge

Short History of French Literature Saintsbury

History of French Literature Van I aun

Modern French Literatue Wells

Madame de Stael Duffy

Madame de Stael Stevens

Short History of German Literature Hosmer

History of German Literature Scherer

Modern German Literature Wells

Hegel Caird



BY-LAWS.



ARTICLE I.

This organization shall be known as the Woman's
Reading Club of Fort "Wayne.

ARTICLE II.

Its object is the study of History, Literature and Art,
also the general intellectual and social culture of its
members.

ARTICLE III.— Officers.

Section 1 There shall be a Program Committee of
three members, elected by ballot, at the first meeting in
March, the subject for the following year having been se-
lected by the club at a previous meeting. The chairman
of the Program Committee shall be elected first and shall
be the presiding officer of the club. The committee shall
elect the Secretary and Treasurer from their number.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Program Com-
mittee to prepare and have printed a program before the
first meeting of the following year.

Sec. 3 At the first meeting in May the drawing of
the readings for the ensuing year shall be made. The
Program Committee shall announce the subjects of the



three meetings to the readers thereof at least four weeks
before the program begins After this drawing each
member is entirely responsible for her own reading If
for any reason a member cannot read in her turn, she
must provide a substitute. Any member failing to do
this without giving an acceptable excuse to the Program
Committee shall forfeit her membership.

ARTICLE IV.— Meetings

Sec. 1. The club year shall begin the middle of Octo-
ber and end the middle of May, the meetings to be held
fortnightly at half-past two o'clock.

Sec. 2. A place for each meeting shall be announced
at the previous meeting. If, for any reason, a hostess
shall change the time of place of meeting, she shall notify
each member of such change.

ARTICLE v.— Membership.

Sec. 1. The number of members shall be limited to
thirty-two active members. When vacancies occur, all
names of candidates for membership shall be presented
to the Program Committee in writing. A list of these
candidates for membership shall be announced one week
before they are to be voted upon. From the list thus pre-
sented each member shall be entitled to a vote for a can-
didate, and a majority of the votes of the members of the
club shall be necessary for her election. If there is no
election on the first ballot, the succeeding ballots shall be
confined to the three candidates having the highest num-
ber of votes, until there is an election.

Sec. 2. A member who is absent from three consecu-
tive meetings, without sending an excuse In writing to



the Program Committee before the date of the fourth
meeting, will be considered as desiring to withdraw from
the club, and her name will be dropped from the list, the
Secretary notifying such member to that effect.

Sec. 3. Any member may bring a friend, not a res-
ident of the city, to any regul?lr meeting.

ARTICLE VI.

All necessary expenses shall be divided equally among
the members of the club. There shall be an annual fee of
one dollar for each member, payable at the first regular
business meeting of the club.

ARTICLE VII.

Seventeen members must be present for the transac-
tion of business

ARTICLE VIII.

These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meet-
ing of the club, by a two-thirds vote of the members
present, provided that a written notice of the intended
change has been given at a previous meeting.



CLUB COLORS.
' Gold and White.



CLUB FLOWER.
White Carnation.



1898-1899.






FORT WAYNE, INDIANA,



The WOMAN'S

READING CLUB,



FORT WAYNE, INDIANA.



ORGANIZED 1890



^*^«^aciat£^ with



1. U. L. C. 1892.

G. F. W. C. 1892. Withdrew 1898.

W. C. L. 1893.



owledge TSuTe we seel^ a-r|(3. sT:]ape."



•'The bee, though it finds everj' rose
has a thorn, comes back loaded with
honey from its rambles; and why should
not other tourists do the same?"



PROGRAMME.



OCTOBER ELEVENTH,



Summer Reminiscences.



M. Katharine Macdougal.
May W. Laubach



^'What is it?
The phantom of a cup that comes and goes?"



OCTOBER TWENTY-FIFTH.



The Holy Grail.

i Sir Galahad.
Legends <

{ Lohengrin.



Eliza H. Seabrease.
Agnes A. Seabrease.



'Great is the dignity of authorship.



NOVEMBER EIGHTH,



^ An Hour with the Magazines.



Mary E. Hoffman,
Martha S. Stewart.



'The old order changeth yielding place to new.



NOVEMBER FIFTEENTH.



Reciprocity Day.



"Be wise;
Soar not too high to fall, but stoop to rise."



Woman.

\



NOVEMBER TWENTY-SECOND.



Eliza Hanna Hayden.
Catherine S. Brackenridge.



'Should auld acquaintance be forgot?



DECEMBER SIXTH.



Life in Colonial Times.



Ella N. Hanna.
Carolyn R Fairbank.



'•Yet I doubt not thro' the ages one iucreasiug purpose

runs,
And the thoughts of men are widened, with the process

of ihe suns."



DECEMBER TWENTIETH.



Compare the Primitive Condition of Living
with that of To-day.



Sara P. Foster.
Eliza J. Johnson.



" 'Twere well with most, if books that could engage,
Their childhood, pleased them at a riper age,
The man, approving what had charmed the boy."



JANUARY THIRD.



Children's Books and their Authors.



Helen F Guild.
Ellen R. Bursley.



'To hold, as't were, the mirror up to nature."



JANUARY SEVENTEENTH.



The Function oi Fiction.



S. Elizabeth Jacobs.
Annie L. Taylor.



'Make this day of all others a juhilee.'



JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST.



Club Anniversary.



"I cannot tell how the truth may be!
I say the tale as 't was told to me."



FEBRUARY FOURTEENTH.



Current Events.



Laura Alice Wilson.
IsABELLE G. Fleming,



'With feelings proud we contemplate the rising glory of
our State."



FEBRUARY TWENTY-EIGHTH.



A Study of Indiana



Georgiana W. Bond.
Marion F. Creighton.



"If you have any business depending— be sliort, and let me

hear it—
And pay your fees."



MARCH SEVENTH.



"Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery."



MARCH TWENTY-FIRST.



Arts and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century.



Susan C. Hoffman.
Fanny H. Williams.



"I pity the man who cau travel from Dan to Beersheba, and
cry, ' 'T is all barren!' "



APRIL FOURTH,



A Day of Travel.



Cora A. Freeman.
Fannie M. Thayer.



" and gives to airy nothing

A local habitation and a name.'



APRIL EIGHTEENTH,



Folk-lore.



Katharine Hamilton.
Agnes J. Cochrane.



"The same arts that did gain
A power, must it maintain."



MAY SECOND.



The Taking of Holland.



Mary D. Modervvell.
Helen C. Knight.



'The last act crowns the play.



MAY SIXTEENTH.



The President's Day.



OFFICERS.

r President Susan F. Morgan.

Secretary Helen F. Guild.



Committee on Programme.

Ella N. Hanna.

Ellen R. Bursley.

Georgiana W. Bond,



LIST OF MEMBERS.



Mrs. Charles E. Bond.

Mrs. William T. Brackenridge.

Mrs. Gilbert E. Bursley.

Miss Agnes J. Cochrane.

Mrs. Thomas J. Creighton

Mrs Clark Fairbank

Mrs Oliver E. Fleming.

Mrs. David N. Foster.

Mrs. Henry R. Freeman.

Mrs Albert D. Guild.

-Miss Katharine Hamilton

Mrs Oliver S. Hanna.

Mrs. Frederick J. Hayden.

Mrs Susan C Hoffman

Mrs Willia.m H. Hoffman

Mrs John H. Jacobs.

Mrs Alexander Johnson.

Miss Helen C. Knight.

Mrs. a. J Laubach.

Miss M. Katharine Macdougal

Mrs. Hiram C. Moderwell,

Mrs Oliver P. Morgan.

Mrs. Alexander W. Seabrease.

Miss Agnes A. Seabrease.



Mrs. I. Newton Taylor.


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