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1. The Of Relative Women. Valu A Lecture...
nothing traordinary 1 to do person . " We , " and cling w rather ith , extraordinary to the frank peop confession le we , that will _" have the
• whole question is as yet quite indeterminate , " and we indulge the hope that as Mr . Hutton is already such a strong advocate of
thorough scientific education tip to a certain point , he , and those who think with him , will in time be led to see , that it is not the part of
any human being to say to any human intellect , Thus far , or in this direction , shalt thou go and no farther—that it is most safe .
and wise , as well as most just , to remove all artificial restrictions and hindrances , leaving the result in better hands than ours , not
In blind recklessness , but with humble confidence , that " He that . niade will guide . "
It is scarcely necessary to add that in speaking of University Degrees , those of the London University only are intended . At
Oxford and Cambridge , where residence is the rule , the admission of women has , we believe , never been claimed .
With regard to the desirableness of making study rather than accomplishments a main object in the education of girls , Miss
Cobbe and Miss Faithful ! are at one with Mr . Hutton . Miss Faithfull emphatically remarks , "I do not see how women can
be expected to do anything thoroughly well , until their education is Improved , " and urges upon parents _" the necessity of doing as
much for their girls as for their boys , " insisting that "if they passed through the same training as the men of their class , they
would show the same capacity for business . " Miss Cobbe maintains that "the natural constitution of the female mind renders a
solid education peculiarly desirable , and even necessary to bring out all womanly powers in proper balance and usefulness . "
She holdswomen " First , and , that that some a better improvement education is is one needed of the in stages the of condition such improvement of young .
to Secondl perform y , that their a hi natural gh education duties , does but better not mak and e women more intelli less gentl able and y able willing and tion willing to that to do of so a . man Thirdl bmeans y , that of to examinations assimilate the and forms academical of a wom honours an ' s educa and - y
also the substance of it by means of classical and mathematical studies , , will not in nowise on any tend accidental to efface circumstances the natural differences , to be regulated of their b minds y edu , c which ation , depend but on
positive innate characteristics benefits , general given and b particular y the Creator , to . be Fourthl expected y , from that such there Examina are many - to tions women and Honours " , such classical and mathematical studies being opened
. The question is argued with Miss Cobbe s usual ability , and in a pleasantly cheerful tone , which veils , without concealing , a real
sense of the importance of the subject .
Books Of The Month. 137
BOOKS OF THE MONTH . 137
Books Op The Month. A Yoiiitme Of " Medi...
BOOKS OP THE MONTH . A _yoiiiTME of " Meditations on Death , and Eternity / ' * translated
* _Mediations on Death and Eternity . ( Triibner & Co . )
VOI * . X . I ;
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Oct. 1, 1862, page 137, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01101862/page/65/