Their friendship was long-lasting and extremely close. Its nature is not entirely clear. Scholar Philippa Levine
's feelings towards Smith as passionate, noting that her diary is full of constant and adoring references...
's radical socialist principles were evident in her work for educational and land reform, as well as in her effort in 1885 to stand for parliament.
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