Vassar by James Monroe TaylorVassar by James Monroe Taylor


byJames Monroe Taylor

Paperback | May 21, 2012

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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. 1915 Excerpt: ...of women, for gymnasia have been established for them; " rowing, skating, and equestrianism are daily gaining the ascendency which they merit; in college life these seasons of relaxation from study are indispensable. Judging the whole world from the little world in which we live, we assert, boldly, that American women can undergo the same vigorous discipline that men receive.... Parents no longer think that r daughters must complete their education at the age of eighteen; nor do the daughters themselves desire to make their debut into society at the very age when they are best fitted to combat with the branches of a solid education.... Women now read the old masters, Horace, Tacitus, Thucydides, and Pindar; calculate eclipses; delineate those curious phenomena, the spots on the sun; verify the laws of chemistry by their own experiments; study physics theoretically and practically; in fine, women are drinking deep draughts from the overflowing fount of learning." In another article in the same Transcript, " The Consummate Life," three lectures given at the College on "Woman's Rights" are discussed; one by Theodore Tilton, one by Dr. Holland, one by Anna Dickinson. The comments on the second show the spirit that was even then at work: ' Had we not long since made sufficient advancement in the intellectual life to decide that man is not our 'Author and Disposer ' we might have been consumed by the devouring elements of Dr. Holland's eloquence. Happily he could not quiet our struggling ambitions by his laborious efforts to convince us that we are household angels. According to biblical teaching, man is 'lower than the angels,' but according to his interpretation, we, though angels, are a little lower than men. Our angelic spirits w...
Title:VassarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217904696

ISBN - 13:9780217904698