Accuracy

Mitchell, Maria

The training of a girl fits her for delicate work. The touch of her fingers upon the delicate screws of an astronomical instrument might become wonderfully accurate in results; a woman's eyes are trained to nicety of color. The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer. Routine observations, too, dull as they are, are less dull than the endless repetition of the same pattern in crochet-work.

In Phebe Mitchell Kendall Maria Mitchell: Life, Letters, and Journals Chapter XI (pp. 237-8)

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