The model of industry described in “To Our Young Female Readers” of Parley’s Magazine probably wasn’t meant to be followed literally; but the virtue of work was a theme often expressed in works for children of the time.


http://www.merrycoz.org/parleys/TOFEMALE.xhtml
“To Our Young Female Readers” (from Parley’s Magazine, February 1836; p. 51)

A lady over 81 years of age, who lives in Barnstable County in Mass. has lately spun, in 9 weeks, 146 skeins of stocking yarn of superior quality; which is more than 16 skeins a week; or almost 3 a day. This, says the Barnstable Journal, is an example worthy the notice of some of the young misses of the present time.

Copyright 1999-2017, Pat Pflieger
To “Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read
Some of the children | Some of their books | Some of their magazines
To “Voices from 19th-Century America
Some works for adults, 1800-1872
To Titles at this site | Subjects at this site | Works by date | Map of the site

Talk to me.