is deprived of rights from lack of education, and the lack of education results from the absence of rights.
One was a lady, graceful in form and fair of feature, though pale and troubled, and smitten with an untimely blight in what should have been the fullest bloom of her years; the other was an ancient and meanly-dressed woman
, of ill-favored aspect, and so withered, shrunken, and decrepit, that even the space since she began to decay must have exceeded the ordinary term of human existence.
I know of no more humiliating position for a man than to be in bed having his feverish brow soothed by a sprucely-dressed strange woman
, bristling with starch and spotlessness.
Besides this, I observed that the men made no scruple to set themselves out, and to go a-fortunehunting, as they call it, when they had really no fortune themselves to demand it, or merit to deserve it; and that they carried it so high, that a woman
was scarce allowed to inquire after the character or estate of the person that pretended to her.
D'Artagnan already fancied himself, so rapid is the flight of our dreams upon the wings of imagination, accosted by a messenger from the young woman
, who brought him some billet appointing a meeting, a gold chain, or a diamond.
"Much hath Zarathustra spoken also to us women, but never spake he unto us concerning woman
But here, perhaps, some of my younger Readers may ask HOW a woman
in Flatland can make herself invisible.
"I am an old woman
. And like a woman
, I'll not tell you how old I am.
'Pray, sir,' said the old woman
, 'didn't I see you come out of that gentleman's house?' pointing back to Mr.
And if, I said, the male and female sex appear to differ in their fitness for any art or pursuit, we should say that such pursuit or art ought to be assigned to one or the other of them; but if the difference consists only in women bearing and men begetting children, this does not amount to a proof that a woman
differs from a man in respect of the sort of education she should receive; and we shall therefore continue to maintain that our guardians and their wives ought to have the same pursuits.
There was another old woman
watching by the bed; the parish apothecary's apprentice was standing by the fire, making a toothpick out of a quill.
Since season for the production of children is determined (not exactly, but to speak in general), namely, for the man till seventy years, and the woman
till fifty, the entering into the marriage state, as far as time is concerned, should be regulated by these periods.