Sketches of Representative Women of New England
Julia Ward Howe, Mary Hannah Graves
New England Historical Publishing Company, 1904 - Digital images - 499 pages
A compilation of biographical sketches of New England women active in law, medicine, and education.
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Page 140 - And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Page 394 - There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem 'Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore; — Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
Page 201 - And so beside the Silent Sea I wait the muffled oar ; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air ; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care.
Page 199 - ... refuse to recognize the wife as an independent, rational being, while they confer upon the husband an injurious and unnatural superiority, investing him with legal powers which no honorable man would exercise, and which no man should possess.
Page 198 - I never perform the marriage ceremony without a renewed sense of the iniquity of our present system of laws in respect to marriage; a system by which "man and wife are one, and that one is the husband." It was with my hearty concurrence, therefore, that the following protest was read and signed, as a part of the nuptial ceremony; and I send it to you, that others may be induced to do likewise.
Page 201 - THE EVERLASTING MEMORIAL. UP and away, like the dew of the morning, Soaring from earth to its home in the sun — So let me steal away, gently and lovingly, Only 'remembered by what I have done. My name, and my place, and my tomb, all forgotten, The brief race of time well and patiently run ; So let me pass away, peacefully, silently, Only remembered by what I have done.
Page 24 - Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Page 24 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are, that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Page 76 - I suppose you mean the greatest love, and the greatest usefulness, and the most open communication, and the noblest sufferings, and the most exemplary faithfulness, and the severest truth, and the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds, of which brave men and -women are capable.