A Voice From Out Of The Past

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Posted by Gayle on September 12, 1999 at 13:22:20:

Came across a great literary quote that I thought all the LOTMers would appreciate:

"The female whose foot has trodden, from infancy upward, on nothing harder than a good carpet - who has been reared amid all the appliances of abundance and art, seems at once to change her nature, along with her habits, and often proves a heroine, and an active assistant, when there was so much reason to apprehend she might turn out to be merely an encumbrance. In the course of a life that is now getting to be well stored with experience of this sort, as well as of many other varieties, we can recall a hundred cases of women, who were born and nurtured in affluence and abundance, who have cheerfully quitted the scenes of youth, their silks and satins, their china and plate, their mahogany and Brussels, to follow husbands and fathers into the wilderness, there to compete with the savage, often for food, and always for the final possession of the soil."

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