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If this be true, there is no reason to fear that the more public station of woman — the physician's office, the preacher's pulpit, the service on school committees or in professorships, and all the rest — is destined to mar her nature or destroy her charm. An instinct no more pervasive than this, a charm that goes no deeper, can hardly be worth preserving. Admit that in the intervening period, while she still has to fight for free development, there may sometimes be traces of the combat — there is yet every reason to believe that, when this period is past, a woman may take whatever sphere she can win, and may yet retain all the sweetest and most subtle attributes that constitute her a woman.

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