Quotation by E. B.

My weary limbs are scarcely stretched for repose, before red dawn peeps into my chamber window, and the birds in the whispering leaves over the roof, apprise me by their sweetest notes that another day of toil awaits me. I arise, the harness is hastily adjusted and once more I step upon the tread-mill.
"E. B.," U.S. farmer. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992).

From a letter written c. 1878 to a journal, The Household.
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