To Girls; A Budget Of Letters

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byHeloise Edwina Hersey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... to be made God's day in some such sense as that. There will be in it nothing hard or cold or iron-bound, but everything will be spontaneous, happy, peaceful; and by such a method we ought to get out of it all the best that there was in the old Puritan Sunday and everything that is good in the greater modern freedom. THE PLACE OF LUXURY IN LIFE My Dear Margaret: I am delighted with all you write me of your beautiful new rooms, but I am straightway called upon to preach you a little sermon about them. It is not necessary for me to go very deeply into the discussion of the ethics of expenditure, for I know you are already thinking out your course of conduct in that matter. Much nonsense has been written and spoken about it. I once heard a woman boast at a public meeting that, with an income of fifteen thousand dollars, she never spent more than one hundred and fifty dollars a year on her clothes. I think that showed a lamentable lack of the sense of proportion. The shop-girl that spends all her wages on her dress errs in a similar fashion, though in the opposite direction. If there were no other reason for the larger expenditure, the mere fact of the personal relations it would permit with the increased number of workwomen would be a strong argument for the well-dressed woman. Relations with working-women based on so-called philanthropymust be in the nature of the case artificial. Relations based on actual service, asked, performed, and well paid, are reasonable and natural, and form the most solid foundations for sound and helpful friendship between those who serve and those who are served. Of course, this friendship cannot be established without effort. It is easy to be lazy and to throw away splendid chances to work at the various phases of the social que...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... to be made God's day in some such sense as that. There will be in it nothing hard or cold or iron-bound, but everything will b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021764550X

ISBN - 13:9780217645508

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