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CHAPTER XXV
AMICA AMERICA

THE object of my trip to America was, as I have said, to deliver the Lowell Lectures at Boston. Perhaps some of my readers may not know what this institution is. John Lowell, Jr., a member of the illustrious Lowell family, died in 1836 leaving a large sum to endow the Lowell Institute, an organization for liberal higher education. Each year writers and scholars are invited to give free public lectures. Lawrence Lowell, then president of the institute, had asked me to speak there in French. When he wrote to me in 1939 he had in mind a series of literary lectures, but when I arrived in New York he advised me to tell of my experiences in the war. In Boston I found to my great surprise a loyal audience, for these lectures in a foreign language, of from four to five hundred people. Some were Frenchmen, professors or musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra; others were students from Harvard, others again Canadians, Belgians, Swiss and also numerous English people.
My host, Mr. Lowell, former president of Harvard University, was eighty-five years old and possessed of amazing youthfulness of spirit. One day when I had said that the United States was slow in preparing and that it ought to make a total effort, not to-morrow, but to-day:
`I don't agree with you,' he said.
I asked in surprise:
`And when do you think the United States should make this effort?'
`Yesterday,' said Mr. Lowell.
He took me to the Saturday Luncheon Club to which OliverWendell Holmes and other illustrious Bostonians had belonged. On the day I was invited the members were celebrating the eightieth birthday of Bliss Perry, former professor at Princeton, Harvard and the Sorbonne; and one of those present, Professor Rand, at the time when the toasts were proposed, improvised a fine speech in Latin, which showed me that the city of Boston was unlike any other in the United States.
Just as it was, I loved it. I loved its narrow streets, its houses, its English

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