[Inside front cover: clipping of a poem with first line "A wonderful stream is the Rive Time," and some writing:]
The best uninspired counsel ever given:- "Be Resolute and Calm."
Note Book Number Eight.[actually underlined twice, i
[p. 1 according to numbering system in pencil at top of pages:]
Note Book Number Eight.
Frances E. Willard.
April 3, 1860.
-"The Note Book," by Thomas De Quincy.
"Margaret Smith's Journal," by J.G. Whittier.
"An Art student in Munich." by Anna Mary Howitt.
"Diary of an Ennuyee," [?-accent aigu over 2nd e] by Mrs. Jameson
"Sketches of Art," " " "
"Ernest Carroll, or Artist Life in Italy."
"Notes from Life," by the Author of 'Philip Van Arteveld.'
"Life" by Edward Warren, M.D. (compiled chiefly from his Private Journals.)
"Self Help," by Samuel Smiles.
April 4, 1860
Mrs. Brace (step-mother of Minerva and Helen,) is here. Have been out riding with her in the wind.
-Wrote on story. Read Marble Faun.
-Mary, and Ella Simpson called.
-In eve went to the "Junior Exhibition" (N.W. University.)
Thought it,-as a whole-"creditable to the class and the Institution with which it is identified."
Mr. Molar spoke first. Subject, "The Progress of Reform." The oration was a good one, and most of the opinions advanced were manly and Christian. I learned from it that Gerrit Smith's plan for the abolition of war is this: Civilizaation has now advanced so far, that a great International Court might be established for the trying of causes. Each government might be so[?] justly represented that its rights could not fail to be secured. Thus war in Christian nations could be done away with; they could turn their attention to "converting" the heathen world, and ere long that glorious promise should be fulfilled: "Ye shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, Saith the Lord."
-Mr. Spencer spoke next. Subject, "Hope." This "effort" abounded in beautiful metaphors, comparisons, analogies, and "such like." It was rather flowery. In some passages it was rather frightful in its picturings; the moral was excellent;-it was not well delivered.
Then came Mr. Haney on "Patriotism,"-a fine speech; generous & high minded in its sentiments. Mr. H. was cheered more than