(* The footnote to this quote reads: 'See Cassandra, By Florence Nightingale, printed in The Cause, by R. Strachey').
Following her pioneering work in the Crimea (where she became known as 'The Lady with the Lamp'), she was responsible for establishing nursing as a professional career for women in Britain.
Between 1850 and 1852 she wrote, Suggestions for Thought to Searchers after Religious Truth', a work of self-exploration in three volumes. The work was never published, but part of it, entitled Cassandra, was printed in The Cause by Ray Strachey.
Cassandra may be viewed as a protest against the forced helplessness and dependence of women, and as such is an early example of feminist writing. It has been described by Elaine Showalter as a 'link between Wollstonecraft and Woolf'.