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Quotation by Lydia M. Child
Neither lemonade nor anything else can prevent the inroads of old age. At present, I am stoical under its advances, and hope I shall remain so. I have but one prayer at heart; and that is, to have my faculties so far preserved that I can be useful, in some way or other, to the last.
Lydia M. Child (1802–1880), U.S. author, abolitionist, and suffragist. Selected Letters, 1817-1880, ch. 9 (1982).
In an 1869 letter to her friend Harriet Sewall, a suffragist who was married to a former abolitionist, Samuel E. Sewall. Child was sixty-seven years old and suffering from rheumatism.
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