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FROM BOSTON TO LOS ANGELES. Born of the oldest East, I seek only
rest, In the fair city of the youngest west. ? Charles Warren
Stoddard. The history of the New England Woman's Club was written
by its own official historian, Julia A. Sprague, and published by
Lee and Shepard, Boston, in 1894. She wrote: "We gave a farewell
luncheon to our first president, Mrs. Caroline M. Severance, when,
in 1875 she left us for what was then far away California; and in
1881 we greeted with joy her return visit." Among the incidents of
this reception is mentioned a reminiscence in verse; from the
amusing stanzas may be culled four lines: There Severance, Howe and
Cheney sat; Peabody, Woolson, Brown, While Kendall, May and Sewell
led The converse up and down. Since those days other women, not so
famous, but undoubtedly quite as sparkling in a social sense, have
been the shining constellations revolving around the central
spirit, as the founder and first president of the Friday Morning
Club, of Los Angeles, in 1891. It is the successor to an earlier
Woman's Club, which Mrs. Severance had founded and which lapsed
during her two absences in the east. Those occasions in Boston when
Mrs. Severance and Mrs. Rebecca Spring, of Los Angeles, were
present, have been vividly recalled more than once for the edifying
pleasure of large circles of men and women who enjoy hearing of the
poets, philosophers and philanthropists of early American history
fromeye-witnesses and ear-listeners. Those were times of delight
and of trial,?days of "wisdom, wit and indignation, that are
unforgettable,"?terms used by Emerson in quite another channel, but
which may be appropriate in connection with Mrs. Severance's
knowledge of literary, philosophical, and emancipation beginnings
in New Engl...
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