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140 Open Council.
140 OPEN COUNCIL .
To The Editor Of The English Woman's Jou...
To the Editor of the English Woman ' s Journal . _tse _motseh from home .
Madam , publishe her I life have to d onl two the y womanl just years made ago task by acquaintance M of . civilising M ., who with has the a been irls little devo work loyed ting on in the " Factory a large best years fac Life tory , of "
in Essex . It is pleasan y t to read of such efforts g to emp improve the condition of beings our poorer as if they ghbours were , so in much opposition machinery to the , se fearful t going system for a of cer using tain number human and
of hoursto effect a certain amount of marketable produce , undergo a _" cer workers tain amount , The owners of wear of and this tear Essex , which factory of course have recognised depreciates the their immor value tality as
of their . daily workers , the spirituality of these weaving machines . at There sound is of no which romance the , no gates exaggera of ignorance tion in the and little pre book judice , no give _" Open way Sesame . Fair " be made
progress Blessed be was such made workers by hard . work , as alone all real progress can . tablishment The point in of which this benevolent " for the lad children y seems deprived most to have of their failed mothers is the '
myself es care by an their anxious working a " mo Nursery ther at the ) as factory to rejoice . Now at this I to am nature failure so hard . It It -hearted is oug the ht effort not ( being to to
heal succeed over , because the surface the system whilst is the directl wound y opposed is festering deep . ly beneath . Such nurseries are common in Prancewhere female lal ) or abounds , from the old
risian woman lad staggering y busying beneath hersel , her keep load , ing of the Burgundian accounts t fashi grapes of able her , cafe husband to the But smart ' s trade Pa do - ,
no whilst t go monsieur to Paris si for ps our his model iced lemonade development aa of social on morality . - There we a ththes her babin swaddling clotheswhich effectivelpreserve
men the mo poor t impossible swa little bamb , and in a from lso affords y outward a padded injury , shell inasmuch for , such the as live bundles it renders creature and y all . all move Well - ,
" this be easil chrysalis y taken is care deposited of by one amongst old woman a dozen , who other has only to with administer , the addition occa can
of a siona a spoonfu lly a than litt l of the bre the famous ad acid dippe wine Madame d in commonl sugar de and Genlis y used water was b , y some laboring broug time ht s peop up on le . . this ( No wine less
and person water dietwhich she admits brought her to death ' s door , and no wonder . ) wha She t may life then for , safel being y return formed to her for knitting incessant ; the activity bundles a movi will not stir , ing but
issue kicking no a , stalwart crowing a , rolling such anima as l excites ! Depend Mr . upon Kingsley it out , to of that such ng chrysalis glowing , grasp will elo- ,
shoul quence d the into Eng navvy a lish man race at . all , . The only wonder is that a French , baby ever grow
en excellence c Such ourage scheme . d t Instead o rema s oug i ht n of not t being home to succeed relieved and tak in e of care Eng her her l and child with it , h the , erself the " hom mo , God th e and er "' having coun oug moral ht try made to hel par be
her to that for end that which purpose no , and artificial having system provided d can h possibl ht to y rep remain physical lace . at home and ps
their First chi then ldren , mo si thers l , because both poor it is their ric , first oug duty . But I would have nurse it demonstrated , to the y woman that it isin the endthe cheapest plan .
there She thinks before much her of weekl her poor money in a earned tible at form factory , but or other if the , labor counterbalancin , because it is g ang ;
I evils have of no the doubt week , outweig could in y h the the same silver way . She children be must set before herself make her pay mend in some a lump the one clothes , it to would wash ,
these for her things famil must y , nurse be neglected or take care , which of her is an evident , _extravagance or ; the " stitch , or
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Oct. 1, 1859, page 140, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01101859/page/68/