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absurd amusement ANNIE PAYSON CALL annoyance another's better blind Boston brain bring cause child civilization clear contraction counter-irritant desire disagreeable disease drop dwelling enable enjoy entirely Eurydice exer exercise feeling forget freedom fresh air friends gain give habit Hamerton Helen Campbell HOME MATTERS human nature ical idea illness impression increases individual interfere intolerance keep know thyself laws living matter of course ment mental mind mistaken brain-impression moods morbid nervous irritation nervous prostration nervous suffering nervous system never non-resistance nourishment obey once one's open sympathy ourselves pain patient persistent physical point of view possible practical Quiet Hours realize recognize remedy repression resisting rest result retina roused selfish sense sentiment sham simply sion spirit steadily stim stones story strength sure talk things thought tion tired nerves trivialities trouble true proportion truth unpleasant brain-impression woman
Page 138 - Blinds it, and makes all error : and, to KNOW, Rather consists in opening out a way Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape. Than in effecting entry for a light Supposed to be without.
Page 138 - Truth is within ourselves ; it takes no rise From outward things, whate'er you may believe. There is an inmost centre in us all, Where truth abides in fulness ; and around, Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, This perfect, clear perception — which is truth.
Page 144 - ... jeered at, then admired, respected, and finally loved by a worthy man. The book closes pleasantly with John claiming Sybil as his own. The labors of Sybil and her friends and of the New Jersey ' Busy Bodies,' which are said to be actual facts, ought to encourage many young women to more successful competition in the battles of life.
Page 144 - The narrative is lively, the incidents probable and amusing, the characters well-drawn, and the dialects various and characteristic. Mrs- Campbell is a natural storyteller, and has the gift of making a tale interesting. Even the recipes for pickles and preserves, evaporating fruits, raising poultry, and keeping bees, are made poetic and. invested with a certain ideal glamour, and we are thrilled and absorbed by an array of* figures of receipts and expenditures, equally with the changeful incidents...
Page 144 - Borne are farmers7 daughters ; there is a teacher, two or three poor self-support' ers, — in fact, about such an assemblage as any town between New York and Chicago might give us. But while there is a large enough company to furnish a delightful coterie, there is absolutely no social life among them. . . . Town and country need more improving, enthusiastic work to redeem them from barrenness and indolence.
Page 145 - But above all, and specially as critics, are we charmed with the large impartiality of the writer. Mr. Hamerton is one of those peculiarly fortunate men who have the inclination and means to live an ideal life- From his youth he has lived in an atmosphere of culture and light, moving with clipped wings in a charmed circle of thought. Possessing a peculiarly refined and delicate nature, a passionate love of beauty, and pMrity and art ; and having the means to gratify his tastes, Mr.
Page 146 - It is a series of pictures of the lives of women wage-workers in New York, based on the minutest personal inquiry and observation. No work of fiction has ever presented more startling pictures, and, indeed, if they occurred in a novel would at once be stamped as a figment of the brain. . . . Altogether, Mrs. Campbell's book is a notable contribution to the labor literature of the day, and will undoubtedly enlist sympathy for the cause of the oppressed working- women whose stories do their own pleading.
Page 148 - This little book is made up of selections from Scripture, and verses of poetry, and prose selections for each day of the year. We turn with confidence to any selections of this kind which Mrs. Tileston may make. In her
Page 100 - The soul is not carried away by outward things, so that it cannot make all necessary reflections; neither does it make those continual references to self, that a jealous sense of its own excellence multiplies to infinity. That freedom of the soul, which looks straight onward in its path, losing no time to reason upon its steps, to study them, or to contemplate those that it has already taken, is true simplicity.
Page 146 - PRISONERS OF POVERTY. WOMEN WAGE-WORKERS : THEIR TRADES AND THEIR LIVES. BY HELEN CAMPBELL, AUTHOR OF "THE WHAT- TO-DO CLUB," "MRS. HERNDON'S INCOME," "MISS MELINDA'S OPPORTUNITY," ETC. i6mo. Cloth. $1.00. Paper, 50 cents. The author writes earnestly and warmly, but without prejudice, and her volume is an eloquent plea for the amelioration of the evils with which she deals. In the present importance into which the labor question generally has loomed, this volume is a timely and valuable contribution...