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2 For example, the privileges of the Boston Athenaeum library were withdrawn from her, the first use she had made of them being to take out books for the purpose of composing her “Appeal” ( “Letters of L. M. Child,” p. 195).
3 Appeal, ed. 1833. p. 224.
4 ‘I remember very distinctly the first time I ever saw Garrison,’ wrote Mrs. Child in 1879. ‘I little thought, then that the whole pattern of my life-web would be changed by that introduction. I was then all absorbed in poetry and painting, soaring aloft on Psyche-wings into the ethereal regions of mysticism. He got hold of the strings of my conscience and pulled me into reform. It is of no use to imagine what might have been if I had never met him. Old dreams vanished, old associates departed, and all things became new’ ( “Letters of L. M. Child.” p. 255).
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