The Order of the Nightingale
Medical Practitioners, Heroism, Patronage
Elizabeth Fry , Grace Darling
Responding to news that Queen Victoria has conferred a 'decoration' on Florence Nightingale, suggests the establishment of an 'Order of Nightingale', an institution for representing 'all the womanly virtues', including 'Firmness and tenderness'. Believes this 'honour of the Queen of Women' would 'go down [...] to all time', and be extremely 'pretty'. Compares this order favourably to that associated with other animals.
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