Sarah Ellis


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Sarah Stickney Ellis (1799–16 June 1872) was a Quaker turned Congregationalist who was the author of numerous books, mostly written about women's role(s) in society. She argued that it was the religious duty of women, as daughters, wives, and mothers, to provide the influence for good that would improve society.

Particularly well-known are The Wives of England, The Women of England, The... more »

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  • ''To act the part of a true friend requires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life.''
    Sarah Ellis (1812-1872), British missionary, writer. Pictures of Private Life, ch. 4 (1834).
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