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however _ISTot wish I shall ing to be trespass happy to longer suppl on y to your any space of your T omit reader further s wishing details for , further which _,
information . I am yours faithfull Louisa y , _Gan-ist
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428 Open Council.
428 OPEN COUNCIL .
To The Editor Of The English Woman's Jou...
To the Editor of the English Woman ' s Journal _. Madam ,
The sympathy expressed in your Journal for , and the encouragement you which to have earn ever , thoug an held honest h out of livelihood no to , very those uncommon of , in your duce sex me character to wlio lay are before , will endeavoring , you I am a case sure ' or , , the are commend details desirous of it
to A your youn friendl g woman y and ,. not most yet considerate twenty-six attention years of . age , at the immature age of parents eighteen move contracte d in d respectable an unsuitable society and . therefore Being rather unhappy a deli marriage cate child . , Her her
thoug education ht her somewhat constitution suffered demanded from ; the but relaxation she made considerable from study which proficiency it was in means music and of future drawing subsistence , which . she At cultivated the same with time a she view was to accustomed practise them to share as a
upon with an an elder invalid sister moth the er . duties After of living housekeep with ing her husban and cooking d for , several and attending months band and becoming ' dissolute the and mother improvident of a health habits y child to , she return was with compelled her infant by her to hus the
s him parental since home ; but . every The husband item of intelli soon after gence left respecting the locality him , ' and renders she has her not more seen
hopeless again sharing of his with reclamation him the duties , and precludes and responsibilities the most distant of domestic expectation life . But of now comes the peculiar hardship of the ease . She is able and anxious to
character descri earn a ptions livin ; she g of for is situ herself willing ation . and to She submit her can child to present . any She reasonable satisfactory feels hers probation elf testimonials eligible to for test many as her to will
not competency tell a lie ; ! but She when Jbas had asked many if she temp is tati a sing ons le to woman do so . , she She cannot lias been and on the point of securing most advantageous situations ; but no sooner has the fact transpired that she is a married woman separated from her husband—althoug she h
is it at would once be deemed an easy ineli thing gible to , and secure the herself negotiations from are his broken interrup oiF tion ! — This than has met happened with , again she has and ceased again to , ti make ll at length efforts which wearied only with broug the ht repulses her disappoint she has
ment and humiliation . And now , my dear madam , what is the poor lady , and hundreds similarly take rating situated the emp , place to loyment do of ? a She . daug She simp hter is ly w in wants ell a househ adapted emp old loyment for various she — could honest situations , virtuous the . position She , remune could of
companion to a lady ; she could wait in a shop ; , especiall occupy y where music and address drawing and materi a somewh als are at sold prepossessing , with which appearance she is familiar ; but . all She these has leg an itimate easy she made
an advantages . unwise selection are to he . sacrificed Do not suppose , because for in a the mom choice ent of that a I husband desire to justify and those all heedless themselves females to who certain reject wretchedness parental counsel when in they a matter take so the mom marriage entous ,
vows . y Nevertheless there is a "broad and definite distinction between indiscretion _Cthere and depravity are not a , few and kind surel kearts y among who the would _nximbers execrate who read the sentiment your month th l at y pagos
to because be driven , a woman to starvation has ' married or prostitution young , and . married And yet unwisel there y are , she thousands is thenceforth who
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Feb. 1, 1860, page 428, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01021860/page/68/