Lucy Larcom quotes

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I defied the machinery to make me its slave. Its incessant discords could not drown the music of my thoughts if I would let them f ...
In the older times it was seldom said to little girls, as it always has been said to boys, that they ought to have some definite p ...
... it is the greatest of all mistakes to begin life with the expectation that it is going to be easy, or with the wish to have it ...
... we did not call ourselves ladies. We did not forget that we were working-girls, wearing coarse aprons suitable to our work, an ...
The whole world of thought lay unexplored before me,--a world of which I had already caught large and tempting glimpses, and I did ...
A tattered copy of Johnson's large Dictionary was a great delight to me, on account of the specimens of English versifications whi ...
... possibly there is no needful occupation which is wholly unbeautiful. The beauty of work depends upon the way we meet it--wheth ...
Tailor's work--the finishing of men's outside garments--was the "trade" learned most frequently by women in [the 1820s and 1830s], ...
I went back to my work, but now without enthusiasm. I had looked through an open door that I was not willing to see shut upon me. ...
We might all place ourselves in one of two ranks--the women who do something, and the women who do nothing; the first being of cou ...
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