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  • Mrs. Pardiggle being as clear that the only one infallible course was her course of pouncing upon the poor and applying benevolence to them like a strait-waistcoat; as Miss Wisk was that the only practical thing for the world was the emancipation of woman from the thraldom of her tyrant, man.

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  • She was an emancipated 20th century woman pursuing her career.
  • In 1776, a committee of Quakers emancipated forty slaves, but authorities declared the act illegal.

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