Essays on Various Subjects

Principally Designed for Young Ladies

Author: Hannah More
Published: 1777
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,110 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 326
Added to site: 2006.10.22
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Genre: Essays
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here there is as little despotism exercised over the minds, as over the persons of women, they have every liberty of choice, and every opportunity of improvement; and how greatly does this increase their obligation to be exemplary in their general conduct, attentive to the government of their families, and instrumental to the good order of society!

SHE who is at a loss to find amusements at home, can no longer apologize for her dissipation abroad, by saying she is deprived of the benefit and the pleasure of books; and she who regrets being doomed to a state of dark and gloomy ignorance, by the injustice, or tyranny of the men, complains of an evil which does not exist.

IT is a question frequently in the mouths of illiterate and dissipated females--"What good is there in reading? To what end does it conduce?" It is, however, too obvious to need insisting on, that unless perverted, as the best things may be, reading answers many excellent purposes beside the great leading one, and is perhaps the s

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