Woman and Her Wishes: An Essay

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Robert F. Wallcut, 1854 - 31 страници
 

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Страница 15 - is a social compact by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good.
Страница 2 - We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion, or any individual for another individual, what is and what is not their "proper sphere.
Страница 2 - They shall not sit on the judges' seat, Nor understand the sentence of judgment: They cannot declare justice and judgment; And they shall not be found where parables are spoken.
Страница 6 - ... hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou! — Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet ran; Forgot were hatred, wrongs, and fears; The plaintive voice alone she hears, Sees but the dying man.
Страница 8 - ... for by the difference of circumstances in which they have been placed, without referring to any conjectural difference of original conformation of mind. As long as boys and girls run about in the dirt, and trundle hoops together, they are both precisely alike. If you catch up...
Страница 8 - Catharine of Russia ; than Blanche, mother of Louis IX. of France ; than Jeanne d'Albret, mother of Henri Quatre. There are few kings on record who contended with more difficult circumstances, or overcame them more triumphantly, than these.
Страница 5 - That those who were physically weaker should have been made legally inferior, is quite conformable to the mode in which the world has been governed. Until very lately, the rule of physical strength was the general law of human affairs. Throughout history, the nations, races, classes, which found themselves the strongest, either in muscles, in riches, or in military discipline, have conquered and held in subjection the rest. If, even in the most improved nations, the law of the sword is at last discountenanced...
Страница 10 - ... other career should be forbidden them, in order that maternity may be their only resource. But, secondly, it is urged, that to give the same freedom of occupation to women as to men, would be an injurious addition to the crowd of competitors, by whom the avenues to almost all kinds of employment are choked up, and its remuneration depressed. This argument, it is to be observed, does not reach the political question. It gives no excuse for withholding from women the rights of citizenship. The...
Страница 13 - ... in women than weakness. Surely weak minds in weak bodies must ere long cease to be even supposed to be either attractive or amiable. But, in truth, none of these arguments and considerations touch the foundations of the subject. The real question is, whether it is right and expedient that onehalf of the human race should pass through life in a state of forced subordination to the other half.
Страница 13 - ... healing art, see to it, women, that you greet her efforts with your smiles. Hasten to her side, and open your households to her practice. Demand to have the experiment fairly tried, before you admit that, in your sickness and in your dangers, woman may not stand as safely by your bedside as man. If you will but be true to each other, on some of these points, it is in the power of woman to settle, in a great measure, this question. Why ask aid from the other sex at all ? Theories are but thin...

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