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Sacrifice and duty by gender in 19th century England

The little sacrifices of society are all made by women as are also the great sacrifices of life. A man who is good for anything is always ready for his duty, and so is a good woman always ready for … Continue reading

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“Quite frankly.”

For a while now, I’ve been mentally compiling my own little dictionary of words and phrases I would like never to read or hear again for maybe a decade, because they have been used in such a way they don’t … Continue reading

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Are you a zealous reformer, an idealist like this guy?

…Bold is a strong reformer. His passion is the reform of all abuses; state abuses, church abuses, corporation abuses (he has got himself elected a town councillor of Barchester, and has so worried three consecutive mayors, that it became somewhat … Continue reading

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