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222 FEMAXE EDUCATION IN THE MIDDLE CLASS...
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If women knew moremen must learn more—for ignorance would tnen be shameful—and , it would become the fashion to be instructed . talents
The instruction of women improves the stock of national , and employs more minds for leasures the instruction of and amusement multiling of the the
world makes topics ;— upon marriage it increases which an the intercourse the two p sexes of understanding take society a common , by as well interest p as y of ;— affec and
-The tion , edu by g ation iving of dignit women y and favours importance public to morals the ; female it provides character for .
c leaves every season a woman of when life , as she well is stricken as for the h bri the ghtest hand and of the time best , not ; and as y
she now is , destitute of everything , and neglected by all , but with the the fall elegant power leasures and the sp of lendid polite attractions literature , of and knowled receiving ge , —diffusing the just
p homage The whole of learned social and condition accomp of lished woman men , during . " these fifty years , has least
home undergone duties a and thoroug household h revolution occupations . Then furnished , to some emp extent loyment at for ,
heads and hands to that , which curse now of , modern listless and middle unoccup -class ied existenc , leave e their that
death owners in a prey lifeennui . Nowmore than everis there need of , solid education for , our girls , that , our women may , be fitted and trained and
to as out open we one will other of , matrimony "wher paths e , half for . a themselves Disguise century ago the than , fact one the as woman we stereotyped may was , account thrown worn for upon it
her own resources , and , failing these , upon the charity of her family or " friends In 1851 , the there number were is in now Great to be Britain counted in by all dozens , 5 , 998 . , 384 women
of an age above , twenty ;* that is , about six millions . Of these , there are returned
as—Engaged of independent in independent means industry , or possessed 2 , 153 , 924
Wives and daughters ( above 20 ) of farmers , "Wives innkeepers speciall widows y returned , shop and keep daug as ers such hters , shoemakers returned , as etc of ., 459 , 115
no occupation , etc , 3 , 227 158 , 192 153
Paupers , , Total 5998384
,, Thus , upwards of two millions out of six millions , or one-third of the whole number of women above twenty years of age are
_engaged speciall in returned non-domestic as farmers industry ' wive ; s besides innkeepers half ' a wive million setc that . * *
The census y returns would be thus , summed up—viz ., , that three millionsor one-half the whole number of women above twenty
April * We 10 th , invite , to these the statistics attention , misquoted of our critic by , him in the in the " Saturday article alluded Review to , " . of
222 Femaxe Education In The Middle Class...
222 FEMAXE EDUCATION IN THE MIDDLE CLASSES .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), June 1, 1858, page 222, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01061858/page/6/