|"Silly, vacant women are, it is true, sometimes preferred
by men, and obtain their affections; but
what a fearful charge it is for a woman
to have a mans heart given her."|
Online text of Womankind
An essay on the phases of a woman's life in the mid-nineteenth centry - education, place in the family, work inside and outside the home.
Womankind contains three chapters on childhood, one called Nursery Training. She also addresses how children were looked after in the nursery. In some cases they slept in the room where the maids ate their supper and did the sewing. Yonge describes such an arrangement in her own childhood in the 1820s.
What did they think at the time?
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The Galaxy, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 1877 pp. 857-858 Cornell University Library.