"Go then, my little book, and show to all that entertain and bid thee welcome shall, what thou dost show them may be blest to them for good, may make them choose to be pilgrims better, by far, than thee or me. Tell them of Mercy; she is one who early hath her pilgrimage begun. Yea, let young damsels learn of her to prize the world which is to come, and so be wise; for little tripping maids may follow God along the ways which saintly feet have trod."
Adapted from John Bunyan
I think this epigraph was chosen for this book because it illustrates the lifesytle and characters of the young sisters, Beth, Amy, Jo, and Meg. The sisters are pilgrims, and I think the epigraph represents how they never lose sight of their beliefs and what's important, no matter what obstacles they face as they learn to become little women. The stamp shows all of the sisters together, reading a precious letter from their father, who's fighting in the Civil War.