Fragment: But as mothers are never mothers till they have been daughters, is it not obvious that the right education of these last is as great a work as any to which human mind and human effort have ever been called? If woman moves the world, intellectually, morally, and even, in effect , politically as no doubt she does is it not of primary importance that she be taught, as well as teach herself, to move it right?
Can it be necessary to advert, in this place, to the well known and acknowledged fact, that almost every man of extensive influence, for good or for evil, whom the world has produced, became what he was through maternal influence? Cæsar, and Caligula, and Talleyrand, and Napoleon, became what they were in consequence of their mothers, no less than Alfred, and Doddridge, and Howard, and Washington. For let it not be forgotten that mothers and teachers, according to Dr. Rush and , in fact, according to common observation, too plant the seeds of the world of evil no less than of the world of good. How exceedingly important, then, that they should be well educated, "from whom,"