Tag Archives: Carlyle

What a Woman Should Read – January 1900

In the days of our grandmothers — those thrifty, industrious women — reading was a crime, unless out of The Book. Secular reading was idleness and worse. Women of our class were not sufficiently educated to be able to understand … Continue reading

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Likes Women Who are Asses! – October 1909

A man was talking to us one day in praise of a certain girl he knew — her character, her manner, her face, her goodness, her unselfishness. In the midst of a glowing encomium, he abruptly changed his voice as … Continue reading

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Wife’s Right to Expect Happiness – April 1903

There is talk of a new volume of the letters of Jane Welsh Carlyle, which I should very much like to read; for these letters are said to be certain which were suppressed by Froude (James Anthony Froude, Carlyle’s biographer)  … Continue reading

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