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a number of Oxford graduates live for various periods depend largely upon the personal influence that only of time, following their own personal business or study, time and knowledge can give. There are also non-resiyet taking part as neighbors in the life of the people of dent workers, who either help occasionally in special that neglected region. They are probably not as familiar work, or regularly on one or two evenings in the week, with an enterprise of English college women on some- when there are meetings of library club, part-singing what similar lines, whose modest beginnings antedate club, art-needlework club, or sewing, reading, and writour American women's college settlements. In the ing classes, lectures, etc. Most of the young women enspring of 1887 certain members of the Oxford and Cam- tering into the scheme have occupations of their own bridge women's colleges organized the community known aside from their work in the settlement, as the commitas « The Women's University Association for Work in tee think it an advantage for workers to have such octhe Poorer Districts of London.)
cupations, partly because a variety of interests helps to The germ out of which grew this organized work of keep the minds fresher, and partly because workers are college women-individual workers having for years more likely to be in sympathy with other workers. filled the positions which the University Association The duties assumed by these social missionaries are recommends to its members-was the conviction of Miss numerous. As managers on the local committees of Grüner, the gifted first head worker of the association, board schools, which correspond to our public schools, and her chief assistant, Miss Elder, that they could do they have an important influence upon educational work, better work if they lived, for a time at least, among the and as associates of the girls' division of the London people they wished to aid. An organization was conse- Pupil-teachers' Association, they take parties of pupilquently effected, and a house was taken at 44 Nelson teachers to the National Gallery on Saturdays, and give Square, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, where the founders evening receptions to the teachers of board schools, felt they could be most useful, while at the same time it for the purpose of introducing a higher element and would be near enough to other parts of London to serve a broader interest into preparatory educational work. the convenience of resident workers and those who might Also, as members of the Education Reform League and wish to help in special evening entertainments. the Recreative Evening Classes Association, they aim
The chief object of the community is the promotion to give a more general use of school buildings and of the welfare of the people of the poorer districts of grounds to the whole population, and to encourage boys London, more especially of the women and children, and and girls who have left the board schools to join eventhe lines along which the association works tend more ing classes in studies in which physical and technical particularly to the giving of better opportunities for elements are prominent. As active members of charity education and recreation. An executive committee is organizations and local sanitary aid committees, and as formed exclusively of university women, and consists of zealous workers for the spread of the coöperative moveseven members: two representatives of Girton College, ment among women, and the undertaking of fresh-air two of Newnham, one of Somerville Hall, one of Lady funds for the benefit of children, they are doing a work Margaret Hall, and the head worker, the resident worker of incalculable value. The latest development of this appointed as mistress of the house and director of all London Settlement's work is an arrangement for several work. The committee has full power to arrange and con- scholarships in social science, open to students of the trol the work of the association, to appoint or remove several women's colleges at Oxford and Cambridge; they the head worker, to admit or dismiss the resident work- entitle the holders to two years' instruction and work at ers, and to administer the funds of the community. The the settlement, and offer valuable preparation to women weekly expenses of the house-about $3.50 for each who wish to fill posts in charity organization societies, person -are divided among the « residents,» and each reformatories, and other philanthropic and governone, if able, is invited to help pay the rent of the house, mental institutions. etc. Each one must make to the head worker a daily re- One of the most pronounced features of social deport of all work done by her, and no one can undertake, velopment in modern society is an increased sensitivewithout permission from the executive committee, work ness on the part of educated men and women to the not already organized. Private almsgiving is not al- claims of their wide outside duties toward humanity; lowed.
and must not the most conservative admit that the The head worker is assisted by four or five residents growth of the movement for the higher education of in the settlement, who remain there for not less than women is reassuring, when the association of graduates two weeks, and in some cases indefinitely, as the good and students of the women's colleges at Oxford and these women hope to do as members of various local Cambridge presents among its first fruits the University committees and in direct work among the people must Settlement in Southwark?
TRAVELED many winding ways
THE roses blossom on the wall,
The larkspur clusters by the gate, And stately lilies grave and tall
Sway to the breeze. In twilight late The garden long untenanted
Lies vague, mysterious, and it seems
Adown the prim box-bordered walk
Perchance young lovers one time strayed In twilight hours with tender talk
Ah, quaint, old-fashioned, pretty maid! I fancy how you bent your head
Listening, and how the whippoorwill Called from the meadows past the hill.
The breezes whispered to the pines
Perhaps just as they do to-night, And where the Provence rose-bush twines,
Pink as your cheeks, the petals light Soft fluttered down, a rosy snow;
On this crape myrtle scarred and dim I trace the letters dear to him.
The flowers are blooming, starred with dew,
Bright as they did that yester-year; The mocking-bird which sang to you
Trilled the same songs to-night I hear. But youth and maiden-many a day Has waxed and waned and passed away Since, last borne through this narrow gate, They left the garden desolate.
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In cloudy nights and windy days,
To find sweet Arcadie.
The shepherds stand on either hand:
* We fain would go with thee,
That far-off Arcadie.>>
Along the selfsame way I fare,
And shepherds ask of me:
Know not 't is Arcadie.)
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If all the rents that follow Chloe's eyes,
And all the hearts despairingly defended, Were healed so soon-we'd straightway realize
That love and life are good as new when mended.
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