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The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864

Devoted To Literature And National Policy

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,797 / 226 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.1
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 487
Added to site: 2007.10.09
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Genre: Periodical
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false and exaggerated idea which these girls imbibe from their brothers, 'cousins,' etc.--the voting 'sovereigns' of the land--of the dignity of their new republican relation. Most of the 'greenhorns' begin humbly enough, but, after a few months' tutelage of fellow servants, and especially if they pass through the experiences of the 'intelligence offices' (of which more anon), they are thoroughly spoiled, and become too impudent and 'independent' for endurance. The male adopted citizen, fawned upon by demagogues for his vote, is 'as good as anybody;' and why not Bridget and Katrina?

Now I do not broach the abstract question of equality: I am willing to admit that in the eye of our Maker we are, and before the law ought to be, all equal--that is to say, ought all to have an equal chance; but to abolish the idea of subordination in the employed to the employer, and to abrogate the relation of dependence of the servant upon her or his master or mistress, would simply be to reverse the te

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