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IN THE

NINETEENTH CENTURY,

AND

KINDRED PAPERS

RELATING TO THE

Sphere, Condition, and Duties of Woman.

BY

MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI,
AUTHOR OF “ART, LITERATURE, AND THE DRAMA,” “AT HOME AND

ABROAD,” “LIFE WITHOUT AND LIFE WITHIN," ETC.

EDITED BY HER BROTHER,

ARTHUR B. FULLER.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HORACE GREELEY.

BOSTON:
BROWN, TAGGARD AND CHASE.
NEW YORK: SHELDON & CO. PHILADELPHIA: J. B. LIPPINCOTT & co.

LONDON : SAMPSON LOW, SON & CO.

18 60.

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49003
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

A. B. FULLER,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:
PRINTED BY 4. 0. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

PRE FACE.

It has been thought desirable that such papers of Margaret Fuller Ossoli as pertained to the condition, sphere and duties of Woman, should be collected and published together. The present volume contains not only her “ Woman in the Nineteenth Century,"— which has been before published, but for some years out of print, and inaccessible to readers who have sought it,- but also several other papers, which have appeared at various times in the Tribune and elsewhere, and yet more which have never till now been published.

My free access to her private manuscripts has given to me many papers, relating to Woman, never intended for publication, which yet seem needful to this volume, in order to present a complete and harmonious view of her thoughts on this important theme. I have preferred to publish them without alteration, as most just to her views and to the reader ; though, doubtless, she would have varied their expression and form before giving them to the press.

It seems right here to remark, in order to avoid any misapprehension, that Margaret Ossoli's thoughts were not directed so exclusively to the subject of the present volume as have been the minds of some others. As to the movement for the emancipation of Woman from the unjust burdens and disabilities to which she has been subject even in our own land, my sister could neither remain indifferent nor silent ; yet she preferred, as in respect to every other reform, to act independently and to speak

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