Selected Lead Articles from ''The Dawn''

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Author: Louisa Lawson (Dora Falconer)
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,060 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 371
Added to site: 2007.04.17
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be-desired bodice. Internal health is worth external beauty a thousand times over. What is the chance of a beautifully dressed woman against she who has the even temper and good spirits of perfect health, even if you apply no other test than the relative value in the husband market? To have "a sound mind in a sound body" is the first of ambitions. Accomplishments, beauty, riches, dress, are insignificant beside health; virtue, happiness, and rational thoughts, build themselves on health, and the heights of in tellectual and moral worth are not to be scaled without it. If you lack a profession, if you have no defined ambition, set yourself to be professionally sound in body; the sound mind will follow. To eat too little is less disgusting than to eat too much, but both are equally foolish, and in large towns where it is the almost universal custom for men to be away from home during the day and to return for dinner at night, the women are habitually guilty of eating too little. Even the children are often allo

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