The History of the Woman's Club Movement in America

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H. G. Allen & Company, 1898 - Women - 1184 pages

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Page 468 - Those activities which directly minister to self-preservation; 2. Those activities which, by securing the necessaries of life, indirectly minister to self-preservation; 3. Those activities which have for their end the rearing and discipline of offspring; 4. Those activities which are involved in the maintenance of proper social and political relations; 5. Those miscellaneous activities which make up the leisure part of life, devoted to the gratification of the tastes and feelings.
Page 174 - That we recommend to the clubs a study of the science of education and of educational conditions existing in their home cities, to the end that the united influence of women's clubs may be exerted for the betterment of the state system of education from the kindergarten to the university.
Page 19 - We have, then, to begin at the beginning, proposed the inculcation of deeper and broader ideas among women, proposed to teach them to think for themselves, and get their opinions at first hand, not so much because it is their right, as because it is their duty. We have also proposed to open out new avenues of employment to women, to make them less dependent and less burdensome, to lift them out of unwomanly self-distrust and disqualifying diffidence, into womanly self-respect and self-knowledge...
Page 139 - COME, I will make the continent indissoluble, I will make the most splendid race the sun ever shone upon, I will make divine magnetic lands, With the love of comrades, With the life-long love of comrades. I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America, and along the shores of the great lakes, and all over the prairies, I will make inseparable cities with their arms about each...
Page 162 - ... sore maladies from men, and thou shalt dwell in glad Miletus with. the Ionian people, to this end, — that of all the townsfolk Theugenis may have the goodliest distaff, and that thou mayst keep her ever mindful of her friend, the lover of song. This proverb will each man utter that looks on thee, ' Surely great grace goes with a little gift, and all the offerings of friends are precious.
Page 1024 - And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia ; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all : and when he is waxed strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece.
Page 1098 - And he gathers the prayers as he stands, And they change into flowers in his hands, Into garlands of purple and red; And beneath the great arch of the portal, Through the streets of the City Immortal Is wafted the fragrance they shed.
Page 725 - Drink deep, until the habits of the slave, The sins of emptiness, gossip and spite And slander, die. Better not be at all Than not be noble. Leave us : you may go : To-day the Lady Psyche will harangue The fresh arrivals of the week before; For they press in from all the provinces, And fill the hive.
Page 13 - Press Club of New York offered to Mr. Charles Dickens a dinner, which was to be given at the close of his reading tour in this country. The somewhat churlish treatment accorded to Mrs. Croly's application for a ticket, and, subsequently, to other ladies who applied for an extension of the same privilege upon the same terms as men, suggested to Mrs. Croly the idea of a club composed of women only, that should manage its own affairs, represent as far as possible the active interests of women, and create...
Page 922 - I expect, in the fulfilling of these promises, that the time will come when the knowledge of God shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea...

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