Heroines of Modern Progress

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Sturgis & Walton, 1913 - Heroines - 324 pages

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Page 234 - And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
Page 136 - Lo ! in that house of misery A lady with a lamp I see Pass through the glimmering gloom, And flit from room to room. And slow, as in a dream of bliss, The speechless sufferer turns to kiss Her shadow, as it falls Upon the darkening walls.
Page 128 - It seems a commonly received idea among men and even among women themselves that it requires nothing but a disappointment in love, the want of an object, a general disgust, or incapacity for other things, to turn a woman into a good nurse. This reminds one of the parish where a stupid old man was set to be schoolmaster because he was
Page 45 - I have indeed lived to see the time when a body of gentlemen have ventured to lay the corner-stone of an edifice which will cost about fifteen thousand dollars— and for an institution for women ! Surely the Lord hath remembered our low estate.
Page 231 - Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Page 29 - I can say one thing — since my heart was touched at seventeen years old, I believe I never have awakened from sleep, in sickness or in health, by day or by night, without my first waking thought being how best I might serve my Lord.
Page 73 - The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.
Page 168 - ... no waste, no confusion, but order, plenty, cleanliness, and comfort wherever that little flag made its way, a whole continent marshaled under the banner of the Red Cross, — as I saw all this and joined and worked in it, you will not wonder that I said to myself: " 'If I live to return to my country, I will try to make my people understand the Red Cross and that treaty.
Page 108 - Now Hattie, if I could use a pen as you can I would write something that would make this whole nation feel what an accursed thing slavery is.
Page 197 - So with a sudden effort I sprang out of bed and found in the dimness an old stump of a pen which I remembered to have used the day before. I scrawled the verses almost without looking at the paper.

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