1ever, were certain references to American women which deserve and elicit brief comment.
3Mr. Wakeman writes from London, that a noted Eng- lish leader, whom he quotes without naming, avers that the "cursed barmaid system" in England is evolved by
6the same power which in America leads women "along a gamut of isms and ists, from female suffrage, past a score of reforms, to Christian Science." This anony-
9mous talker further declares, that the central cause of this "same original evil" is "a female passion for some manner of notoriety."
12Is Mr. Wakeman awake, and caught napping? While praising the Scotchman's national pride and affection, has our American correspondent lost these sentiments
15from his own breast? Has he forgotten how to honor his native land and defend the dignity of her daughters with his ready pen and pathos?
18The flaunting and floundering statements of the great unknown for whose ability and popularity Mr. Wakeman strongly vouches, should not only be queried, but flatly
21contradicted, as both untrue and uncivil. English senti- ment is not wholly represented by one man. Nor is the world ignorant of the fact that high and pure ethical
24tones do resound from Albion's shores. The most ad- vanced ideas are inscribed on tablets of such an organi- zation as the Victoria Institute, or Philosophical Society
27of Great Britain, an institution which names itself after her who is unquestionably the best queen on earth; who for a half century has with such dignity, clemency, and
30virtue worn the English crown and borne the English sceptre.
Now, I am a Christian Scientist, — the Founder of
1this system of religion, — widely known; and, by special invitation, have allowed myself to be elected an associate
3life-member of the Victoria Institute, which numbers among its constituents and managers — not barmaids, but bishops — profound philosophers, brilliant scholars.
6Was it ignorance of American society and history, together with unfamiliarity with the work and career of American women, which led the unknown author