Quotation by Jane Grey Swisshelm

The period of the Visiter was one of great mental activity—a period of hobbies—and it, having assumed the reform roll [sic], was expected to assume all the reforms. Turkish trowsers [sic], Fourierism, Spiritualism, Vegetarianism, Phonetics, Pneumonics, the Eight Hour Law, Criminal Candling, Magdalenism, and other devices for teaching the pyramids to stand on their apex were pressed upon the Visiter, and it was held by the disciples of each as "false to all its professions," when declining to devote itself to its advocacy.
Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884), U.S. newspaperwoman, abolitionist, and human rights activist. Half a Century, ch. 30 (1880).

In 1847, Swisshelm had founded the abolitionist newspaper, the Pittsburg Saturday Visiter.
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