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A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise of a literary profession, has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter, when one comes to write about it.
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A modern girls' school, equipped as scores are now equipped throughout the country, was of course not to be found in 1858, when I first became a school boarder, or in 1867, when I ceased to be one.
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Again and again I found myself dreaming that the end was near and publication only a month or two away, only to sink back on the dismal conviction that the second, or the first, or the third volume - or some portion of each - must be rewritten, if I was to satisfy myself at all.
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As far as intellectual training was concerned, my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
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As we listened to Sarah Bernhardt we were watching the outset of a great career which had still some forty years to run.
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But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books, especially in the Oxford summer term.
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But hardly any of us were at all on fire for woman suffrage, wherein the Oxford educational movement differed greatly from the Cambridge movement.
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But in truth, Renan, personally, was not the enemy of any church, least of all of the great Church which had trained his youth.
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But no man has a monopoly of conscience.
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But the mind travels far - and mysteriously - in sleep.
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But to me, in my twenties, these great names were not merely names or symbols, as they are to the men and women of the present generation.
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English girls' schools to-day providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century.
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For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures.
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For nine years, till the spring of 1881, we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks, in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
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How little those who are school-girls of to-day can realize what it was to be a school-girl in the fifties or the early sixties of the last century!
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I cannot hope that what I have to say will be very interesting to many.
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I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.
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I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again.
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In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction.
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It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership.
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It is the rank and file - the average woman - for whom the world has opened up so astonishingly.
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It was in July, 1865, while I was still a school-girl, that in the very middle of the Long Vacation I first saw Oxford.
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My father was at Oxford all through the agitated years which preceded Newman's secession from the Anglican communion.
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My grandmother made her home at Fox How under the shelter of the fells, with her four daughters, the youngest of whom was only eight when their father died.
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My mother was the granddaughter of one of the first Governors of Tasmania, Governor Sorell, and had been brought up in the colony, except for a brief schooling at Brussels.
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Our children, two daughters and a son, were born in 1874, 1876, and 1879.
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Poor teaching, poor school-books, and, in many cases, indifferent food and much ignorance as to the physical care of girls - these things were common in my school-time.
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So as the years draw on toward the Biblical limit, the inclination to look back, and to tell some sort of story of what one has seen, grows upon most of us.
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The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope.
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The Life of the Master, by Evelyn Abbott and Lewis Campbell, is to me one of the most interesting biographies of our generation.
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The thoughts and opinions of one human being, if they are sincere, must always have an interest for some other human beings.
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There is only one final test. Does it interest? - does it appeal?
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Toward the end of that time, as a girl of sixteen, I became a resident in Oxford.
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We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.
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