SIX LITTLE PRINCESSES AND WHAT THEY TURNED INTO

Six Little Princesses and What They Turned Into by Elizabeth Prentiss.

No one of Mrs. Prentiss' lesser works betrays a keener insight into character or a finer touch than this. Its aim is to illustrate the truth that all girls are endowed with their own individual talents; and to enforce the twofold lesson, that the diligent use of these talents, on the one hand, can furnish innocent pleasures beyond the reach of any outward position, however brilliant; and, on the other, is the best preparation for the day of adversity.—The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss (1882).