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Tribute To A Wife

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John Stuart Mill's work on "liberty " was dcdioated to his wife in this most touobing and eloquent paragraph, cmbodying as great a compliment as was ever paid a woman : " To the beloved and deplored memory of her who was the inspirer and in part the author of all that is best in my writings - the friend and w'fe wbose exalted sense of truth and right was my strongest incitetnent, and whose approbition was my chief reward - I dedicate this volume. Like all I have written for many years, it belongs as tnuch to her as to me ; but the work as it stands has had, in a very insufficient degree, the inestimable advantage of her revisiĆ³n ; Borae of the most important portions have been resorved for a inore eavoful re-exaniination, whieh they are never destined to receive. Were I but capable of intrepeting to the world one-haif the great thoughts and nobl) feelings which are buried in her grave, I should be the medium of a greater benefit to it than is ever likely to arisa from anything that I can writo, unprompted and unassisted by her all but unrivaled wisdom." Mrs. Mili lies buried at Avignon, long the home of the well-mated pair, and in tho spring of every year since her death lio has made a pilgrimage to her grave. During the last of theso visits he died.


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Michigan Argus