Thursday, May 17, 2018

Diary of Julia Ward Howe: August 23, 1865

Rights and duties are inseparable in human beings. God has rights without duties. Men have rights and duties. If a slave have not rights, he also has not duties. . . .

With the girls to a matinee at Bellevue Hall. They danced and I was happy.

My croquet party kept me busy all day. It was pleasant enough. . . .

. . . “My peace I give unto you” is a wonderful saying. What peace have most of us to give each other? But Christ has given peace to the world, peace at least as an ideal object, to be ever sought, though never fully attained.

SOURCE: Laura E. Richards & Maud Howe Elliott, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, Large-Paper Edition, Volume 1, p. 229

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