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Synopsis of a lecture delivered before the Association for the Advancement of Women at its 23d Congress held in New Orleans, Nov. 8, 1895.

From the June 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When more than a century ago, a modest, New England woman, Miss Hannah Adams by name, ventured a little journey into the domain of literature, which had hitherto been unexplored by American women, her unprecedented departure from conventional usage seemed to demand an apology. In the preface to her "History of New England," she humbly deprecated her presumption in the quaint phraseology of the day.