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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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the earth, and bows before none save the Lord
of lords. To Him, however, he looks up with
the faith and confidence of a child. A character
of this kind is calculated to exhibit at times its
laughable side, but it has undeniably a fresh,
unconstrained greatness about it, and is capable of
accomplishing great things. And for the solution
of humanity’s greatest and highest problem,
the creation of a fraternal people, I believe that
the Father of all races has put His hand upon this
His youngest son, as Charles the Ninth of Sweden
did once, saying, “He shall do it!”

March 22. Yesterday I visited the Female
Academy at Brooklyn, an educational institute for
five hundred young girls, where they study and
graduate as young men do. I admired the
arrangement of the school, its museum and library,
and was especially pleased with the deportment
of the young girls; I heard their compositions both
in prose and verse, and liked both them and the
young ladies. These finishing schools for young
girls give unquestionably a deal of training,
various kinds of knowledge, demeanor in society,
and self-possession. But are they suitable for the
development of what is best in woman? I doubt
it; and I have heard thinking women here, even
among the young, express doubt also or rather

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