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asleep at the other end of a _passage . Shairp enough ! It was not a pleasant idea . " Nonsense" said I to myself , " its the green tea
, ¦ which makes me nervous I I daresay it is nothing , but I will lie awake a little . "
In two minutes as it seemed , a loud knock at my door roused me , the sun was shining * into my roomand A . called out " Get up
di-, rectly , and we will breakfast and start for Wastdale Head . " And from Wastdale Head I write to you . It is really just what
we had hoped to find , so remote that I am very doubtful how and when this will reach you , very lovely and very wild . We are
six miles from the scene of our ball ; just at the foot of Seawfell , with the lake lying still and quiet under the shadows of the
mountains . loom Should in the our distance life here , your offer O any . Cs . more will have adventures the honor , and of one confiding or two
them to you .
A . A . P .
44 Women In Turkey.
44 WOMEN IN TURKEY .
Vi.—Women In Turkey.
VI . —WOMEN IN TURKEY .
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- « gp- - The word Harem has a very various _signification . There is that of
the poor , of the middle , and the highest classes ; the harem of the provinces and the capital , that of the country and the town ; the
harem of the young " , and that of the old ; of the faithful Mussulman regretting the old style , and of the sceptical Mahometan wearing a
coat , and all for reform . Each of these harems has its own peculiar characteristic , its degree of importance , its manners and customs .
The least extraordinary of all , and which comes the nearest to an honest Christian household , is the harem of the poor dweller in the
country : obliged to work in the fields and kitchen gardens , to lead the flocks to graze , to journey from one village to another to sell or
purchase her provisions , the peasant's wife is not a prisoner within the walls of the harem ; and even , when ( which happens rarely ) the
conjugal dwelling has two rooms , one of which is categorically reserved for the females , men are not rigorously excluded . It is
rare that a peasant has many wives ; it happens only in exceptional cases , such as when a day-laborera servantor any
inferiormar-, , , ries his master ' s widow , an event which , only takes place when the lady is no longer of an age to aspire to a more brilliant match .
Thanks to this union , the servant is more wealthy than before , and , affcer some years of wedded life , profits by this fortune to unite
himself to a companion more to his taste .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Sept. 1, 1859, page 44, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01091859/page/44/