Read online or download a free book: The Unitarian Volume 3
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (6 Mar. 2012)
By: Jabez Thomas Sunderland (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...the streets with their skirts tucked back to keep from touching me. I have been invited to drawing-rooms, and not a woman would speak to me except the hostess. At one meeting, after an impassioned speech, a man wearing a gentleman's clothes deliberately spat upon the bosom of my black satin dress.' Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Chant, and their fellowworkers won the day in what they were then working for, namely, the repeal of the obnoxious law. But the work they had done had opened their eyes to the depths of sin and iniquity lying in the path of the young, ignorant and unprotected, and to the task of helping such Mrs. Chant has since devoted herself. One of the most interesting subjects upon which she has spoken in America is 'Work Among the Poor and Degraded in London.' As a speaker, Mrs. Chant is phenomenal in her eloquence. She carries her audiences with her by force of both heart and head. She is a grand-niece of the famous English orator, Edmund Burke: possibly, therefore, her eloquence is to be accounted for by the laws of heredity. Since coming to America she has spoken in Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and many of the smaller cities east and west. She is now in New England, but will return west again, as far at least as Chicago, taking Detroit and Ann Arbor on her way, and will sail for England about June 13th. We are glad for all such devoted workers for bettering the conditions of women, and are especially glad for the inspiration to our own noble army of American women-workers in philanthropy and reform which must result from Mrs. Chant's visit. The Women's Western Unitarian ConferEnce. This organization held its seventh annual session in the Third Unitarian Church, Chicago, Tuesday afternoon, May loth. Notwithstanding the failure...
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