Lydia Howard Sigourney
(1 Sep 1791 - 10 Jun 1865)
American author and poet who was a school mistress (1811-13), and wrote her first book in 1815, Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse. After marrying in 1819, she began writing extensively to supplement the family income, contributing verse and miscellaneous articles to numerous periodicals. Her popularity grew, and she eventually published more than sixty volumes of poems and sentimental prose.
Science Quotes by Lydia Howard Sigourney (1 quote)
The true order of learning should be first, what is necessary; second, what is useful, and third, what is ornamental. To reverse this arrangement is like beginning to build at the top of the edifice.
— Lydia Howard Sigourney
Tryon Edwards and William Buell Sprague, The Worlds Laconics: or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors (1853), 153.