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IX . —OPEN COUNGIL . [ As these pages are intended for general discussion , the Editors do not hold . themselves responsible for the opinions expressed , }
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own sentences , never repeating to gain , never losing , or invention the confusing fourteenth of events printing century and ; on and p the le its . sixteenth For awakening an hour century ; on and and the a fifteenth its half intelle she century ctual spoke the triump thus immense and : hs the on ;
i touching ncrease of on periodicals the literature , which of she later deprecated times , and as the especiall too exclusive y on aliment o £ youthful readers in the present day . Balfour invariablpai &
patronage one delicate In those thi and s women rap or unobtrusive the id review who actual in , the justice pursuit we middle noticed to of the found ages literature that part gave amidst Mrs played ; fostering . and the by she her care mentione h own to the sex d y one of men ; in the by of a
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English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Sept. 1, 1859, page 66, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01091859/page/66/