Dr. Gheist, an Autobiography from the Midlands

Dr. Gheist, an Autobiography from the Midlands

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...with you, and I don't mind telling you that my family, which I trust will be large, will be brought up on the good old system--a system combining all the physical advantages of Do-the-boy's Hall, with the mental nutrition of a New-England Female College." To this absurd remark Dr Mary did not deign a reply, but turning away from George with a look of contempt, said to me--" Then you think, Dr Gheist, that woman should accept the truth of your theory, and rest content with the duties of the nursery--should, in short, consider that in bringing up their children "--"Only if they have any, of course," interrupted George. " I am not addressing you at present, Dr George; and when I want your enlightened views on the subject will ask them." " Do be quiet, George," said I with a smile. " Pass the claret to Mr Hoyle, his glass is empty, and my friend Pike here (my gaunt friend) can take some more." " I was merely going to ask," said Dr Mary, " if you consider woman's mission is in the nursery?" " Yes," again broke in Dr George, who seemed bent in either arresting the discussion or irritating Dr Mary, " Yes, such is my belief; in fact, you could not have put it more tersely. In short, it is the iliad of the controversy in a nutshell." Mr Hoyle, whose attention seemed beginning to waver from the claret, and who, as he confessed, could see through a knotty point better after dinner than before, turned sympathetically to Dr Mary, and remarked--"Yes, I'm afraid I think so too; but, at the same time, Dr Molliere, there is much to be said on your side of the question." As Mr Hoyle seemed content with this maiden remark, I said--" Most decidedly, Dr Mary, and what holier or nobler mission can a woman have than raising the moral and intellectual tone of the race?..".
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666526
  • 9781236666529