Memorable Women

Memorable Women

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: at any rate a source of harmless amusement, and a means of awakening right and kindly feelings. Until "Evelina" appeared, there did not exist a novel written by a woman that was worthy of a woman's perusal. When Fanny Burney was in the trepidation of its anonymous publication, Maria Edgeworth had not entered her 'teens, and Jane Austen was a mere infant. But Madame D'Arblay's true glory, in the eyes of posterity, rests on her excellence as a woman. It is impossible to deny that in her were combined virtues and great qualities that are too often considered opposites. Strictly just she was, yet magnanimously generous. Witty, and loving conversation, she was yet discreet, and never, for the sake of a bon mot, spoke unkindly of the absent. Patriotic in the extreme, she yet surmounted national prejudices, and freely acknowledged excellence wherever she found it. Faithful and devoted in her attachments, she yet lavished her warm regard on a numerous family and on many friends, disproving the silly assertion, if disproof were needed, that they whose attachments are fewest love the most truly. Far from insensible to literary fame, she never allowed the pursuit of it to interfere with a duty. In fact, in all the relations of life, as daughter and sister, as wife and mother, as servant, mistress, and friend, she shines out a true, affectionate, and selfdenying woman. MARY L. WARE, THE PHILANTHROPIST. Thy love Shall chant itself its own beatitudes After its own life-working. A child's kiss Set on thy sighing lips, shall make thee glad: A poor man, served by thea, shall make thee rich; A sick man, helped by thee, shall make thee strong; Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense Of service which thou renderest. Elizabeth more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826434
  • 9781236826435