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Feb 1879
Went to dinner at the Revere House of the Papyrus Club. Mrs Burnett & Miss A. were guests of honor. Dr Holmes took me in, & to my surprise I found myself at the Presidents right hand with Mrs B. Holmes Stedman & the great ones of the land. Had a gay time. Dr H. very gallant. "Little Women" often toasted with more praise than was good for me.

Saw Mrs Burnett at a lunch & took her & Mrs. M. M. Dodge to Concord for a lunch. Most agreeable woman.

January 1885
1st Several pleasant Sunday evenings at E. P. Whipples. See Mrs Burnett & like her.

January 16
Snow. Out in a.m. Called on E[lizabeth] W[ells] & R[uth]. In p.m. to see Mrs F. H. Burnett & Mrs Newman. Wrote in eve. Feel better.

February
Home for a day or two. Father walks better & seemed better.

My mind-cure not a success. First I am told to be "passive". So I do, say & think nothing. No effect. Then I am not "positive" enough, must exert my mind. Do so & try to grasp the mystery. Then I am "too positive" & must not try to understand anything. Inconsistency & too much hurry. God & Nature cant be hustled about every ten minutes to cure a doze different ails. Too much money made & too much delusion all around.

Mrs Burnett is trying it. Says it quiets her mind but does n't help her body. Too much to claimed for it.

February 8
Quiet day. Read & rested. To Whipples in the eve. Mrs F. H. Burnett &c. pleasant eve.

1886
Rested in a.m. Took F. H. Burnett to drive in p.m.

October 31
Rain. Read Dr Mitchell's book. Not very good. Call on Mrs Burnett. Fix acts. with J[ohn].

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