Samuel Gridley and Julia Ward Howe House

The Samuel Gridley and Julia Ward Howe House is a historic building built in 1804 and located at 13 Chestnut Street in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, especially important as the home from 1863-1866 to Julia Ward Howe and Samuel Gridley Howe.

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Samuel Gridley And Julia Ward Howe House - Overview
... The building is a four-story brick row house with Georgian elements, one of three adjoining “Swan Houses” built by a wealthy widow for her daughters ... Julia Ward Howe was an abolitionist who became prominent for composing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", and later gained prominence as a suffragist ... Samuel Howe was a reformer as well and founded the Perkins School for the Blind ...

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    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
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    —Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910)

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    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 5:5.

    The third of the Beatitudes, from the Sermon on the Mount. The words recall those in Proverbs 37:11, “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” In his Notebooks, the author Samuel Butler wrote, “I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do not remain humble and meek long when they are exalted.” (Samuel Butler’s Notebooks, p. 220, 1951)

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