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  1. Feb 2017
    1. that woman may occasionally be brought out of the ordinary sphere of action, and occupy in ci~ lher church or slate positions of.high responsibil-il y; and if, in the orderings of providence, it so occur, the God of providence will enable her lo meet the emergency with becoming dignity, wis-dom, and womanly grace.

      It seems like Palmer holds a view somewhere between Astell and Grimke, in that women have appropriate spheres in which to "act," but that sometimes God will allow women to "be brought out of the ordinary sphere of action" in order to do His will. The fact that God approves this allows women to keep their "womanly grace".