I have mislaid an extract from “The Memoirs of an American Lady” which I wished to use on this subject, but its import is, briefly, this:
Observing of how little consequence the Indian women are in youth, and how much in age, because in that trying life, good counsel and sagacity are more prized than charms, Mrs. Grant expresses a wish that Reformers would take a hint from observation of this circumstance.
In another place she says: “The misfortune of our sex is, that young women are not regarded as the material from which old women must be made.”
I quote from memory, but believe the weight of the remark is retained.
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