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To The Editor Of The Englisli Woman's Jb...
I read the long letter of A .-. S . with a very mournful satisfaction , attending thoug a deep h I conviction toomiht of wish its truths that a which more refined a longer taste letter had has kept failed back a to sentence shake ;
or two . , But , truth g is above all , and a woman who speaks out courageously , whose as in Grod candor ' s presen is apt ce , and to degenerate for humanity into , is comp to be liment honored . A even . S . more and than a " those Lonalike take viewsbut has far keener insi
into doner the " state of families partial . It is , true that A . S there . is a a striking analogy deeper between ght true American that Abolitionism I have often and thoug the ht Condition some of the of Eng best lishwomen speeches in question the Anti , so
the Slavery other Standard . It is true might that with women a few are word not -change friendl s y s to erve women equall ' s y education for one as . . who Do we has not been all know d that in the ? work Certainl . One y nobod of the y best doubts and it wisest , man of or our woman clergy ,
said some few engage years ago , in my hearing , in relation to one of the colleges , know " Mothers not what are my they great do . " hinderers How should . " Of they such know , it may the be worth truly of said knowled , " They ge ?
unless as something to bring money , the governess ' s portion to be given as the a , college invalid whether 's regimen it is , not the generall lightest y looked and the upon least as . the Ask place any for lad cheap y-resident accom of
plishments That mathematic ! s and Grerman are of no use to a lady ; that they would become irls would too independent never , if and too mothers much educated lose their that authority to be ; good that the is better poor
than g to be learned marry (!); that a little bit of history ; and a little bit of geothese graphy and will similar not fit excuses a girl to hundreds be a wife of and times mother ? ;—who has not heard all
It is in the families of professional men that this ungenerous sophistry prevails are often , aud dep nowhere lorably more ignorant than ; in and London I should . The lik daug e to hters know of how clergymen many
have daughters any notion of the of medical keeping profession accounts know ? How their many multi have plication had a table lesson , in or believe grammar s , the except dail in French and ? All Grerman this , is taug not ht inconsistent by those unhappy with a deal make of - y governess
. boasting all but the , , and vainest a disp and lay the of shallowest the piano , and " the of poor drawings young , inwardl girl" knowing y torturing _that ; in bitterness Aunthates of heart to she has with said book , even in to those hand standing by , " Mamma , or
my The fancied , necessity see me of making a an app my earance , by . " which a narrow income may the hei be conceale ht of driving d , and his the carriage " clever man involve " vindicated s sacrifices to vulgar of eyes taste , even and to
feeling g on the women ' s side . The , young have many in this a peculiar source of bitterl suffering feel ; anguish in their of elders heart , and I mi the ght often call it recurring : the want and of corroding sympathy thoug they ht so
"What y is to become of nie when , I grow old ? , I remain , Madam ,
Yours , with great respect , .
A Gray-Haibed _Londoner .
Open Council.' 69
OPEN COUNCIL . ' 69
To The Editor Of The English Jvoman's Jo...
To the Editor of the English _JVoman ' s Journal . Madam ,
servants So much that is said the vague in your and and general other comp Journals laining of again the st training what servants of domestic are . to seems beand being , how concentrated they are to into be made a practical it . consideration of what they ought
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Sept. 1, 1859, page 69, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01091859/page/69/