M. E. W Sherwood


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  • The young women, what can they not learn, what can they not achieve, with Columbia University annex thrown open to them? In this great outlook for women's broader intellectual development I see the gr...
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 19 (1897). On the expanding, though still far f...
  • The radical changes in society from the small, well-considered hundreds to the countless thousands have of course destroyed the neighborly character of the strange conglomerate. It is more ornamental ...
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 11 (1897). Comparing New York "society" of the ...
  • ''English people ... are very kind, very friendly, interested in a general way, and consider us a great, wonderful, unknown sort of Australia, and that is all.''
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 8 (1897).
  • ''... too many young painters of the day work for the crowd, and not for art. But, then, should not the painters of the day work for the education of the crowd?''
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 13 (1897).
  • ''Time should be imaged with a paint-brush instead of a scythe; he knows how to wield the former even better than the latter.''
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 8 (1897).
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