Quotation by J. Ellen Foster

...to many a mother's heart has come the disappointment of a loss of power, a limitation of influence when early manhood takes the boy from the home, or when even before that time, in school, or where he touches the great world and begins to be bewildered with its controversies, trade and economics and politics make their imprint even while his lips are dewy with his mother's kiss.
J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910), U.S. attorney, temperance activist, and suffragist. What America Owes to Women, ch. 33 (1893).

Making the point that women should be educated, politically active, and should vote, even though they might limit their employment to housekeeping and childrearing.
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