e American railways, whose doors are sometimes tersely labelled Men and Women, while others bear in preference the more fastidious designation Gentlemen and Ladies.
It was not till 1797 that the Rev. Thomas Gisborne, having already published his Duties of men, came out with a corresponding volume, Duties of women, which at once superseded all similar works, and instructed the women of England-leaving the ladies to take care of themselves — for fifty years, the fourteenth edition appearing in 1847, and I know not how many others since that day. Since his time men and women have so constantly worked together for the purpose of moral instruction, at least, that we almost forget that the joint phrase practically originated with St. Clement.
But it was the British stage, after all, which took the hint more promptly than the Church; and although at first it would not tolerate women upon its boards, soon addressed to both sexes its prologues and its epilogues.
In the epilogue to the old