to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, books, sheets, cakes, and books;
to be Aristotle within a certain area teaching morals, manners, theology and hygiene.
I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but cannot imagine how it could narrow it.
and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe?
How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone?
No: A woman’s function is laborious because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.
-G. K. Chesterton