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Memories of Jane Cunningham Croly, ''Jenny June''

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,278 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 523
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8479
Genre: Biography
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e which could be terrific against folly, frivolity and wrong.

Thousands of gifted women are now making themselves heard in poetry, dissertation, fiction and journalism because Jenny June opened the path for them. Womanhood was her watchword, and God, duty, faith and hope the springs of her life. It may surprise even those who knew her well to learn that her physical timidity was great, and at times painful. But her moral and intellectual courage impelled her at times almost to the verge of audacity, and was held under restraint only by conscience and good sense. Humor and wit can hardly be said to have been marked traits in her mentality. There was something delphic and oracular often in her familiar conversation. Sentimentalism had no place in her nature, her reading or literary work. A soul full of healthy and noble sentiment left no room for sentimentalism.

Was Jenny June a genius? Well, if a boundless capacity for good original work is genius, then she was a genius. Magnanimity was a marked trait in

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