A Memorial Of Alice And Phoebe Cary; With Some Of Their Later Poems by Mary Clemmer

A Memorial Of Alice And Phoebe Cary; With Some Of Their Later Poems

byMary Clemmer

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THEIR HOME. -- HABITS OF LIFE AND OF LABOR. --THE SUMMER OF 1869. Before 1856, Alice and Phoebe had removed to the pretty house in Twentieth Street, which was destined to be their last earthly home. Within a short time Alice bought this house, and was its sole owner at the time of her death. An English writer has said: "Single women can do little to form a circle; they can but adorn one when found." This certainly was never true of the two single women whose earthly days we are tracing. From the beginning, the house, in Twentieth Street became the centre of one of the choicest and most cosmopolitan circles in New York. The two sisters drew about them not only the best, but the most genial minds. True men and women equally found in each, companion, counselor, and friend. They met every true woman that came to them with sympathy and tenderness, feeling that they shared with her all the mutual toils and sorrows of womanhood. They met every true man, as brother, with an open, honest,'believing gaze. Intensely interested in all great public questions, loving their country, devoted to it, devoted to everything good and true; alive to everything of interest in politics, religion, literature, and society; the one pensive and LITERARY HABITS. 39 tender, the other witty and gay, men of refinement, culture, and heart found in them the most delightful companions. Beside (which was much), no man welcome, was afraid to go to their house. Independent in their industry and resources, they asked few favors. They had no "designs," even the most harmless, on any living man. Men the most marriageable, or unmanageable, could visit the Carys without fear or question. The atmosphere of the house was transparent as the sunshine. They loved women, they delighted in...

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Title:A Memorial Of Alice And Phoebe Cary; With Some Of Their Later PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217152430

ISBN - 13:9780217152433

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