I Had Hoped to Have Helped in the Overthrow of the Idolatrous Altars, Is It All Premature?

“I had hoped to have been one of the pioneers of the new awakening of the world. I had thought to have helped in the overthrow of the idolatrous altars and the purging of the Temple. And now I must die just as the day of battle dawns and the sound of the chariot-wheels is heard. Is it, perhaps, all premature? Have we thought the time nearer than it really is? Must I go and sleep, and come again before the hour sounds?” (Life of Anna Kingsford, Vol. II; pp. 331-332; emphasis added)