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try and be what he loves to call me, “a little woman,” and not be
rough and wild; but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere
am angry nearly every day of my life.
is a needful and precious thing,—and, when well used, a noble thing,—but
I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive
for. I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved,
contented, than queens on thrones, without self- respect and peace.
have a stable full of Arabian steeds, rooms piled with books, and
I’d write out of a magic inkstand, so that my works should be as
famous as Laurie’s music. I want to do something splendid before
I go into my castle—something heroic, or wonderful—that won’t be
forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch
for it, and mean to astonish you all, some day. I think I shall
write books, and get rich and famous; that would suit me, so that is
my favorite dream.
my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater
happiness than this!
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