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To The Jeditor Of The English Woman 1 S ...
undertake largel however most economical y , , were that to furnish engage a , clever but I d , fear man and tMs who and would , his for wife a be certain , objected accustome sum to d paid b to y many cook monthl and . y Suppose , provide would ,
supply those ladies who the should few prefer domestics dining neeessary , as is , common a table d in 'hote France , and al in so portion their own . The apartment other meal . In s could the be above easil case arranged , each lady would pay her pro , -
carry our As dail societ out y her intercourse y is own one idea of and of the enj great general oyment Wants . reunion Once of y our a in month class the . , evening we it would shall when be be gratified agreeable each can in , doubt to
invite no their every friends one at , to a join trifling a simp , expense ly conducted . Other soiree pleasant , to which little all parties could mi concert ght also le be occasionally formed , as a pic-nic in summer , or attending a
depend upon or ct ourselve ure in the s to dreary render winter the establishment months . In a short happy , I and think intelle it would ctual towards home . I the confess formation myself of quite at a loss how to arrange the preliminary steps
but I doubt not that some of such your a society clever as correspondents I have suggested can in point this out letter the , proper commencement .
I am , Madam , Your obedient Servant
, E . B _. Februar 12 th
y , 1859 .
68 Open Council.
68 OPEN COUNCIL .
To The Editor Of The English Woman?S Jou...
To the Editor of the English Woman ? s Journal .
Madam , those I avail who myself have of the space in your Journal which is kindly offered to
men question invade and may the to venture province any hints an of _ojnnion women or suggestions . and Why accept is to there offer work to no your which outcry readers cannot raised , to ask when a
, come under their sex the , but term hitherto " manly , " the while hands if women of men seek we h occupations ave a vast quite deal of suitable nonsense to
spoken about their losing their " womanliness , ' a word often without one meaning Among advocates , like the various the many art similar of _occupations hair pet dressing words fitted which of for the women like day . , , I am other surprised feminine that trades no
of are is greatl to lad be y seen if toilet not in wholl perfumers but y monopolised ' shops , selling b , y the the stronger articles many sex requisite 1 . "Women for that it is true part
locks a , nor y' those s even who cutting , have they the the hair are not of children to be seen . Moustached combingor youth brushing s or bearded ladies
men maidens men , use are , them of children . , or of elderl pleasure y ladies of arranging . Boys heat the the chevehtres curling irons of young and
tresses occupation If Is it , " when manl active , so li hundreds y ght " woman to and stand easy of trained women "behind , could for know a not lad such surel y not ' s work chair y how invalidate would , to curling gain their a and livelihood " womanliness perfuming ? This her . " any a shopin the
white h first air instance cut -aproned or dressed a men room , and I , for where youths one ladies wo who uld and be perform deli children ghted at present could to be spared open that comfortabl di the gnified si y , ght get or task of their the .
I am , Madam , Yours , etc .,
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), March 1, 1859, page 68, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01031859/page/68/