Quotation by Amelia E. Barr

I write mainly for the kindly race of women. I am their sister, and in no way exempt from their sorrowful lot. I have drank [sic] the cup of their limitations to the dregs, and if my experience can help any sad or doubtful woman to outleap her own shadow, and to stand bravely out in the sunshine to meet her destiny, whatever it may be, I shall have done well; I have not written this book in vain.
Amelia E. Barr (1831–1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, "Confidences" [preface] (1913).
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