Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, born Mary Gray Phelps, (August 31, 1844 – January 28, 1911) was an American author and an early advocate of clothing reform for women, urging them to burn their corsets.

Elizabeth was born at Andover, Massachusetts to Austin Phelps and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. After her mother died of brain fever on November 20, 185 ...
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11 November 2014
The literary artist will ... portray what he knows, and little else. Imagination is built upon knowledge, and his dreams will rest upon his facts. He is worth to the world just about what he has learned from it, and no more.
11 November 2014
It is impossible to forget the sense of dignity which marks the hour when one becomes a wage-earner.... I felt that I had suddenly acquired value—to myself, to my family, and to the world.
11 November 2014
... while I may paint in the tints or outlines of rocks and beaches, dawns and harbor, fleet and wharf, I never draw portraits of my neighbors or of my friends.
11 November 2014
It is not in our drawing-rooms that we should look to judge of the intrinsic worth of any style of dress. The street-car is a truer crucible of its inherent value.
11 November 2014
Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.


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