The Eminent And Heroic Women Of America (Classic Reprint)

The Eminent and Heroic Women of America (Classic Reprint)

by Elizabeth F. Ellet

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My success in these applications has not been such as to enable me to fill out entirely my own idea of the work I wished to present to the reader. Some of the sketches are necessarily brief and meagre, and perhaps few of them do full justice to their subjects. There is, also, inherent dith culty in delineating female character, which impresses itself on the memory of those who have known the individual by delicate traits, that may be felt but not described. The actions of men stand out in prominent relief, and are a safe guide in forming a judgment of them a woman's sphere, on the other hand, is secluded, and in very few instances does her personal history, even though she may fill a conspicuous position, afford sufficient incident to throw a strong light upon her character. This want of salient, points for description must be felt by all who have attempted a faithful portraiture of some beloved female relative. How much is the difficulty increased when a stranger essays a tribute to those who no longer among the living, and whose existence was passed for the most part in a quiet round of domestic duties!

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Price: $33.95
bound: 858 pages
Publisher: Forgotten Books (May 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0259458023
ISBN-13: 978-0259458029
Weight: 2.5 pounds























The Eminent and Heroic Women of America (Classic Reprint) Elizabeth F. Ellet









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