Servant to a wooden cradle,or in days when all her mathematics must be brought down to the arithmetic of teething, and all her music must be laid aside to attend to the musical instrument of sweeter tone that says, “Mother.” No doubt the function of motherhood takes a dozen absorbing years out of many a young woman's life. All the better for her, then, if she has gained the material for intellectual activity before that day comes. If an army is about to cross a desert where there is no food, this only affords more reason for filling up the haversacks and canteens.
Living in a baby's life;
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