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James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Margaret Fuller Ossoli. (search)
ed a career that then seemed unexampled for an American woman, though our war has since afforded many parallels. During.the siege of Rome, in 1848, the greater part of her time was passed in the hospital dei Pellegrini, which was put under her special direction. The weather was intensely hot; her health was feeble and delicate; the dead and dying were around her in every stage of pain and horror; but she never shrank from the duty she had assumed. I have seen, wrote the American consul, Mr. Cass, the eyes of the dying, as she moved among them, extended on opposite beds, meet in commendation of her universal kindness. She was married in Italy, during the year 1847, to Giovanni Angelo, Marquis Ossoli,--a man younger than herself, and of less intellectual culture, but of simple and noble nature. He had given up rank and station in the cause of the Roman Republic, while all the rest of his family had espoused the other side; and it was this bond of sympathy which first united them.