The Bench and the Bar of Illinois; Historical and Reminiscent Volume 1

The Bench and the Bar of Illinois; Historical and Reminiscent Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... the National Press League and the Woman's Press Association. A gentle and noiseless woman, her tenderness and refinement making the firmness of her character all the more effective, Mrs. Bradwell was one of those who live their creed instead of preaching it. She did not spend her days proclaiming on the rostrum the rights of women, but quietly, none the less effectively, set to work to clear away the barriers. If life is service, then truly did Myra Bradwell live, for the life of this noble woman was one of tireless activity of thought, of word and deed for the weal of humanity. A noble refutation of the ofttimes expressed belief that the entrance of women in public life tends to lessen their distinctively womanly character, she was a most devoted wife and mother, her home being ideal in its love and harmony. She was the mother of four children, two of whom survive her, Thomas and Bessie, both lawyers, and the latter the wife of a lawyer, Frank A. Helmer, of the Chicago bar. Mrs. Bradwell died February 14, 1894. Of her Bishop Fallows truthfully said: "The ideal creation of the poet or the artist's imagination in the presentation of perfect womanhood has rarely been actualized in flesh and blood as in the character of this honored woman. The beauty of holiness, which is the beauty of wholeness, you will remember, was the conspicuous beauty of her character. It was the blending of strength and winsomeness, of gentleness and firmness, of tact and persistency, of the low sweet voice so much loved in woman, with the ringing words for truth and justice and the enfranchisement of her sex, which are to reverberate through the ages forever, of the faithful performance of every home duty with the larger service to her country and her race." James W....show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678370
  • 9781236678379