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This volume was published in 1860 and covers the domesticlives and individual labors of these three bright stars in thegalaxy of American heroines, who in ministering to the soulsof heathens, experienced much of persecution.MoreThis volume was published in 1860 and covers the domesticlives and individual labors of these three bright stars in thegalaxy of American heroines, who in ministering to the soulsof heathens, experienced much of persecution...............................................................................Excerpts from the books Preface:It is one of the most striking instances of modern progressthat the missions of women are beginning to be so clearlyrecognized. It is not long, since a woman who dared to stepbeyond the circle of home and social duties was looked uponwith timid wonder by her own sex, and disapprobation by theother- but in this more enlightened age her usefulness isreadily acknowledged.England holds up her Florence Nightingale, that courageous,noble woman, whose name is heard with love and reverencethrough the whole civilized world. Can we not, in America,point out our bright stars in the galaxy of heroines? FlorenceNightingale went to minister to the bodily wants of men en-gaged in war, and whose trade was bloodshed. Our heroines,the Mrs. Judsons, went to minister to the sinking souls ofheathens, who repaid their efforts, in many instances, by cruelpersecution. Florence Nightingale went amongst her owncountrymen, into a civilized land. The Mrs. Judsons went toa far-distant shore, to study an unknown tongue, to teach thosewhose mere earthly claim upon them was nothing.Care has been taken in the present volume to place the do-mestic life of the Mrs. Judsons, as much as was practicable,before the reader, and to show, as far as possible, the result oftheir individual labors. They stood as high for conjugal andmaternal loveliness and devotedness as they did in their morepublic character as missionaries.If one young girl lay aside our little volume, conscious offeeling a higher love for Christian duty, and greater emulationto fulfill her own mission, be it public or private, at home orabroad, the author will be more than repaid for any effortsmade in writing these memoirs.