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" How entire and perfect is this dominion over the unformed character of your infant. Write what you will upon the printless tablet with your wand of love. Hitherto your influence over your dearest friend, your most submissive servant, has known bounds... "
Letters to mothers - Page 10
by Lydia Howard Sigourney - 1838 - 240 pages
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The Imperial Highway: Essays on Business and Home Life, with Biographies of ...

Jerome Paine Bates - Conduct of life - 1886 - 811 pages
...grave,mand left the world no copy. ' BECOMING A MOTHER. A lady wrote to a friend on becoming a mother : "You have gained an increase of power. The influence...character of your infant ! Write what you will upon that printless tablet with your wand of love. Hitherto, your influence over your dearest friend, your...
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Dearest Beloved: The Hawthornes and the Making of the Middle-Class Family

Thomas Walter Herbert - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 331 pages
...of the domestic ideal. "You have gained an increase of power," Lydia Sigourney informed new mothers. "How entire and perfect is this dominion, over the...character of your infant. Write what you will, upon that prindess tablet, with your wand of love" (10). Yet Sophia did not see an unformed soul in Una;...
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Mothers and Daughters in Nineteenth-century America: The Biosocial ...

Nancy M. Theriot
...readers that upon becoming mothers, they "gained an increase in power." She went on to describe it: "The influence which is most truly valuable, is that...dominion, over the unformed character of your infant." Another writer, in Woman's Influence and Woman's Mission, emphasized that the child's first impressions...
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Mark Twain and the Novel: The Double-Cross of Authority

Lawrence Howe - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 265 pages
...Sigourney, in the widely popular Letters to Mothers, exhorted nineteenth-century women to exercise: How entire and perfect is this dominion over the unformed...degree of power which the mind exercises over the body.1 Twain was surely familiar with the popular ideal, even if he didn't know Sigourney's text.19...
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Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The nineteenth century

Eric L. Haralson, John Hollander - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 536 pages
...grave upon [the infant soul], will stand forth at the [last] judgment; when the 'books are opened'": "Write what you will, upon the printless tablet, with your wand of love." The writerly nature of this relationship benefits both the child and the mother, who has now risen...
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The Compassionate Temperament: Care and Cruelty in Modern Society

Natan Sznaider - Philosophy - 2001 - 129 pages
...838) illustrates aspects of the newfound and newly glorified relationship between mother and child: How entire and perfect is this dominion over the unformed...what you will upon the printless tablet with your want of love. Hitherto your influence over your dearest friend, your most submissive servant, has known...
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Feminism: Feminism and modernity

Mary Evans - Feminism - 2001 - 472 pages
...to Mothers (l838), Lydia Huntley Sigourney explicated the omnipotent quality of maternal influence: How entire and perfect is this dominion over the unformed...degree of power which the mind exercises over the body. . . . The period of this influence must indeed pass away; but while it lasts, make good use of it.88...
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Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American ...

Jennifer Mason - History - 2005 - 229 pages
...Culture, quotes the following passage from Lydia Huntley Sigourney's well known Letters to Mothers: "How entire and perfect is this dominion over the...degree of power which the mind exercises over the body. . . . The period of this influence must indeed pass away; but while it lasts, make good use of it."...
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The Myth of Empowerment: Women and the Therapeutic Culture in America

Dana Becker - Psychology - 2005 - 243 pages
...guard the family state."35 As Lydia Huntley Sigourney had put it in her Letters to Mothers in 1838, How entire and perfect is this dominion over the unformed...degree of power which the mind exercises over the body. . . . The period of this influence must indeed pass away; but while it lasts, make good use of it.16...
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