The Old Homestead (Classic Reprint)

The Old Homestead (Classic Reprint)

by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens
     
 

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In presenting another book to the public, I find it necessary to say, that the scenes described in the first portion are laid some years back, when the city institutions were directed by the Board of Aldermen and Assistants, and when every office - even to the Medical Board - was a direct political appointment.

Many of the scenes

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Excerpt from The Old Homestead

In presenting another book to the public, I find it necessary to say, that the scenes described in the first portion are laid some years back, when the city institutions were directed by the Board of Aldermen and Assistants, and when every office - even to the Medical Board - was a direct political appointment.

Many of the scenes through which I have led the characters of my story, owe nothing, whatever, to the imagination. They have been painful realities.

Wishing to blend some benefit to humanity with any power to confer amusement which my writings may possess, I have introduced imaginary characters into real scenes, witnessed in some instances by my own eyes, while in others I have the authority of one who died a martyr to his labors in these very institutions, and is now an angel in heaven.

If the truth in this book serves to draw popular attention to the solemn trust imposed in these city charities, my first object will be accomplished; for the great popular heart of America is full of just aspiration, and I would gladly turn it benevolently toward institutions where so much of human misfortune and misery are concentrated.

I am not one of those who contend that women should ever become law-makers, save in the household and social life; but it is their peculiar duty to feel for the suffering, and every true woman inherits the feeling as an intuition which leaves the word duty far out of sight. It is her province to feel, to think, to act for the poor, and even beyond that, it is perfectly feminine to suggest. In this privilege of modest suggestion, if we could but understand it, lies an influence more beautiful and potent than the power we evoke.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331154662
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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