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Lives of Girls Who Became Famous

Lives of Girls Who Became Famous by Sarah Knowles Bolton
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This book is a collection of short biographies of notable women, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Florence Nightingale, and many others.

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LIVES

OF

GIRLS WHO BECAME FAMOUS.

BY

SARAH K. BOLTON,

AUTHOR OF "POOR BOYS WHO BECAME FAMOUS," "SOCIAL STUDIES IN ENGLAND," ETC.

1914

" Earth's noblest thing, a woman perfected. " JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.

" Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them ." MADAME DE STAE√čL.

TO

MY AUNT,

MRS. MARTHA W. MILLER, Whose culture and kindness I count among the blessings of my life.

PREFACE.

All of us have aspirations. We build air castles, and are probably the happier for the building. However, the sooner we learn that life is not a play day, but a thing of earnest activity, the better for us and for those associated with us. "Energy," says Goethe, "will do anything that can be done in this world"; and Jean Ingelow truly says, that "Work is heaven's hest."

If we cannot, like George Eliot, write Adam Bede , we can, like Elizabeth Fry, visit the poor and the prisoner. If we cannot, like Rosa Bonheur, paint a "Horse Fair," and receive ten thousand dollars, we can, like Mrs. Stowe and Miss Alcott, do some kind of work to lighten the burdens of parents... Continue reading book >>


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