December 16, 1862-January 23, 1863
[FEW has copied several passages on the inside front page:]
"Change is the arch-consoler." [in pencil]
"And down the street I saw coming the ever welcome ugly face of a beautiful soul."
"With self-renunciation life begins."--------
[On inside front page She has written:]
# The pages, the beginning of which is thus indicated, reveal a state of mind not usual but which came upon me once in awhile from my very earliest recollection. As life chastened me more & more, I came to desire not a man's being but a man's wide & free career & to glory in being a woman & desire to help women to be & to do all in their power. 1889. F. E. W.
[P. 1:] Number 16
Frances E. Willard (underlined twice]
To the tender mercies of my Creator, I commend my soul.
"What in me is dark, illume;
What is low, raise & support."
"Selig sind die das Heimweh haben-denn sie setten nach Haus
Kommen [? ! . "
December 16, 1862
N.W. Fem. Coll. Evanston, Ill.
Another "Journal" to begin & God only knows the glad and sad words I shall write in it, or if I shall myself, fill the last page.
Have spent the day as usual-(since my new dignity!) written many letters-written up my Journal-accounts, Memoranda, etc,-heard my classes and been [went crossed out] walking with Grace Herwood, That's all, I beleive. Except Class-Meeting tonight-lead, tolerably well by Prof. Marcy,- of the Dept. of. Nat. Sci, N. w. U. 0 yes, & a pleasant talk with Mollie Ludlam who called me in this evening as I passed, and sat me down pleasantly in that