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By Olga Kenyon

This inspiring and engaging e-book is the 1st really entire research of women's letters ever released. Organised through material, and masking a variety of subject matters from politics, paintings and struggle, to formative years, love and sexual ardour. '800 Years of Women's Letter' unearths the intensity, breadth and variety of women's lives throughout the a long time. the following Holoise writes to Abelad of her timeless devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond approximately existence and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel in regards to the forget of Buckingham Palace. Many extra girls write letters that demonstrate the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the customarily tricky situations of lifestyle. this can be an fascinating perception, and a unprecedented chance to learn the true phrases of actual girls, of their personal intimate language. "No literary shape is extra revealing, extra spontaneous of extra person than a letter." P D James

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Ayer proclaimed in an 1858 sermon that sometimes men delude themselves in thinking that women need only to be good and pure.  . 21 His comments suggest that the study of these particular items will guide women to their proper position and in so doing will guide men to theirs. W H Y DI D SOU T H E R N WOM E N S T U DY M USIC ? 15 M USIC EDUC AT ION A S A N I N DIC AT ION OF CL A S S STAT US Beyond these reasons for studying music, musical accomplishment represented more than a young woman’s suitability for marriage and child-rearing: it assisted in casting the woman as a lady, not only economically but also culturally.

She arrived with Robert-Nicholas-Charles Bochsa (1789–1856), the man for whom she had left her husband and three children in 1839. He was also a convicted forger. Such presumably negative associations were hidden by Bishop’s “fine form,” which she covered in beautiful gowns and jewelry, and by a generally pleasing soprano voice. She toured the South, including stops in Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Columbus, and Mobile. These concerts drew large crowds. In Mobile, she sang Norma in Italian, and then Linda di Chamounix and La sonnambula in English.

Chandler warns slightly later: Music itself, if it be the only or the principal attainment of a woman, must be valuable only as a means of obtaining money or fame. So of dancing— so of painting—so of poetry, that divine gift—each of these, allowed to become predominant, loses its meliorating influence, and devotes the possessor to a solitary enjoyment, or, at most, assists her in acquiring notoriety and a living. It is our intention to laud the cultivation of tastes only as parts of the meliorating means of woman’s character—the acquisition or rather the improvement of ingredients to fit her for that office of delicate influence for which God evidently designed her.

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