SK9479 : Margaret Sleightholm: ode to female virtue in Scampton churchyard

taken 3 years ago, near to Scampton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Margaret Sleightholm: ode to female virtue in Scampton churchyard
Margaret Sleightholm: ode to female virtue in Scampton churchyard
The inscription on the side reads:

"A virtuous, careful and industrious wife.
Each duty fill'd thro' every stage of life:
Attend ye females of the rising race.
Her virtues copy and her footsteps trace."

What is the "rising race" I wonder? I "Googled" the expression and found it in the title of a a 1913 publication for "ambitious colored Americans" inspiring them to "keep step with the progress of the race".

Margaret died in 1850, well before this, and before such things as the campaign for the vote for women. So if this is a reference to a a move towards gender equality, it is double edged: "behave yourself, perform your womanly duties and maybe one day..."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 September, 2014
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9481 7948 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.2276N 0:34.7225W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9481 7947
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