Letters from a Father to His Daughter Entering College

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Platt & Peck Company, 1913 - Women - 67 pages
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Page 34 - You are very kind in your enquiries about my health ; I have nothing to say about it, being always much the same, some days better and some worse. I believe I have not had one whole day, or rather night, without my stomach having been greatly disordered, during the last three years, and most days great prostration of strength : thank you for your kindness ; many of my friends, I believe, think me a hypochondriac.
Page 33 - solitary, eating my own heart, fast losing my health too, a prey to nameless struggles and miseries, which have yet a kind of horror in them to my thoughts, three weeks without any kind of sleep from impossibility ]to be free of noise.
Page 25 - ... duties, indeed, he discharged with eminent success. With the assistance of the other able men associated with him in the Corporation, he placed the finances of the College on a footing of perfect safety, and their condition when he left office was more flourishing than it had ever been before. But his heart's desire was to make the College a nursery of high-minded, high-principled, well-taught, well-conducted, well-bred gentlemen, fit to take their share, gracefully and honorably, in public and...
Page 34 - A prey to nameless struggles and miseries, which have yet a kind of horror in them to my thoughts, three weeks without any kind of sleep, from impossibility to be free from noise." "I sleep irregularly here, and feel a little, very little, more than my usual share of torture every day. What the cause is would puzzle me to explain. I take exercise sufficient daily; I attend with rigorous minuteness to the quality of my food; I take all the precautions that I can, yet still the...
Page 44 - I think he regarded the male as a sort of defence thrown off by the female, much like the shell of a crab, endowed with no original energy of his own ; but it was not the modern woman that interested him ; it was the archaic female, with instincts and without intellect. At best King had but a poor opinion of intellect, chiefly because he found it so defective an instrument, but he admitted that it was all the male had to live upon ; while the female was rich in the inheritance of every animated energy...
Page 45 - ... rich in the inheritance of every animated energy back to the polyps and the crystals
Page 35 - Huxley also writes com34 plaining "of weariness and deadness hanging over him, accompanied by a curious nervous irritability.
Page 50 - Your father may wish that you had 49 more and better stuff in you, but you are what you are, and education must educate that individual and that individuality which nature out of all her material made you.
Page 71 - They are the power of conduct, the power of 72 social life and manners, the power of intellect and knowledge, the power of beauty.

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