Mary Abigail Dodge

[Gail Hamilton]

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Mary Abigail Dodge (March 31, 1833 - August 17, 1896) was an American writer and essayist, she wrote under pseudonym Gail Hamilton. Her writing is noted for its wit and promotion of equality of education and occupation for women.

Mary Abigail Dodge was born March 31, 1833 in Hamilton, Massachusetts. She was born on a farm, the seventh child of Hannah and James Dodge. She was sent to a ... more »

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  • ''Whatever an author puts between the two covers of his book is public property; whatever of himself he does not put there is his private property, as much as if he had never written a word.''
    Gail Hamilton (1833-1896), U.S. writer, humorist. Country Living and Country Thinking, preface (1862).
  • ''Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.''
    Gail Hamilton (1833-1896), U.S. writer, humorist. "Men and Women," Country Living and Country Thinking (1862).
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