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Page 27 - And you must kindly take it : It is no tale ; but, should you think, Perhaps a tale you'll make it.
Page 26 - ... the dressmaker should no more be a universal character than the carpenter. Suppose every man should feel it is his duty to do his own mechanical work of all kinds, would society be benefited? would the work be well done? Yet a woman is expected to know how to do all kinds of sewing, all kinds of cooking, all kinds of any woman's work, and the consequence is that life is passed in learning these only, while the universe of truth beyond remains unentered.
Page 139 - We see it as Columbus saw America from the shores of Spain. Its movements have been felt, trembling along the far-reaching line of our analysis, with a certainty hardly inferior to that of ocular demonstration.
Page 238 - The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer.
Page 176 - October, 1888, we find this entry in her diary : " Resolved, in case of my outliving father and being in good health, to give my efforts to the intellectual culture of women, without regard to salary ; if possible, connect myself with liberal Christian institutions — believing, as I do, that happiness and growth in this life are best promoted by them, and that what is good in this life is good in any life.
Page 286 - I avail myself of this occasion to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration.
Page 209 - We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
Page 184 - When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.