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INFANT SEAMSTRESSES. 25
Into one of those narrow, gloomy streets...
Ject Abo Out It V Is Of Of E T The Now I...
The incessant exertion occasioned by teaching , writing , and speaking added to pecuniary anxieties and domestic cares , had so
exhausted , Margaret ' s energy by 1844 , that she felt the strongest necessity for an entire change of scene amid freer fields of action ;
accordingly she accepted a liberal offer of Messrs . Greeley and Mc . Elrathto become a constant contributor to the ' New York
Tribune , ' and , as a preparative for her new duties she found relaxation for a few weeks amid the grand scenery of the Hudson . Early in
December of the same year she took up her abode with Mr . and Mrs . Greeley , with whom she remained twelve months , regularly
writing * for the ' Tribune : ' these articles , together with others that had previouslappeared in the ' Dial' the ' "Western Messenger , '
and the _" American y Monthly , " were ultimatel , y published in two volumes of Messrs . "Wiley and Putnam's library of American books ,
under the title of ' Papers on Art and Literature . ' This was her last occupation in America previous to her departure for that Europe
whence she only returned to die .
( To he concluded in our next . )
Infant Seamstresses. 25
INFANT SEAMSTRESSES . 25
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Into One Of Those Narrow, Gloomy Streets...
Into one of those narrowgloomy streetswhere the houses seem
trying to push each other further , backward , with their full-fledged laundry sticks , where are eddying swarms of children , where every
children doorstep is perchance alive , and just white come , wan home faces from speck the hosp the ital dark , we windows turned ,
our adventurous steps one morning in March last . It was a sunny but very windy day , and the wretched laundry flapped and swelled to the
and twisted about the sticks ; and the children that ran corner to see what was doing in the main street , were greeted with clouds of blinding dust , and stood "blinking and peering wistfully
hither Yet newl thi and s thither was released preci , as s from if ely in such search the bands a day of they as of , in winter knew the not country one what exults , . the to land wel - -
come scape . How y the tall trees bend and wave tl _^ eir , tops as they would catches health sing , "Hi with p , hi every his p , breath hurrah inspiration and ! " while , and the back sob happy s the deliciousl locks peasant y from as child his the drinks brow wind . sweeps
Hapless away city children ! it , is something of this sort , that , with restless instinct , you are seeking , you seek , but may not find .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Sept. 1, 1859, page 25, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01091859/page/25/