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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 35 (search)
held its strength even into advanced years. Such opinions as have been brought forward by Diderot in French, and by Godwin in English, impairing the feeling of filial reverence after the son grows to maturity, would have been abhorrent to the feelings of an ancient Greek. Those emotions took form in their reverence for the Graiae --nymphs who were born gray-headed — as did those of the Romans in the honor paid to the Sibyls, some of whom at least were old. Among our American Indians, Mr. Lucien Carr finds that supremacy accorded to women in age which is denied them in youth. Goethe, exhausting all mythology and allegory in the second part of Faust, gives mysterious reverence to the Mothers, makes the Fates the conservators of social order; while he, with keen satire, modernizes the Furies into beautiful and treacherous girls, each of them young and fair, a wheedling kitten. It seems to me clear that neither our literary women nor any others of their sex have any need to be asha
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
g and bending, 121. Bremer, Fredrika, quoted, 14. Brinton, Dr. D. G., quoted, 286. Broute, Charlotte, 260. Brooks, Mrs., Sidney, 76. Browning, E. B., 250, 252, 263. Browning, Robert, quoted, 273, 302. Also 308. brutality of Punch and Judy, the, 254. Burns, Robert, 19. but strong of will, 54. Butler, Fanny Kenble, 154. Byron, Lord, 19, 160. C. Canadian judge, ruling of, 92. Carlyle, Thomas, quoted, 300. Also 149. Carnegie, Andrew, quoted, 168, 169. Carr, Lucien, 179. Cato, M. P., 97. chances, 65. Channing, W. E., quoted, 127. Chateaubriand, F. R., 76. Chaucer, Geoffrey, 278. Chevy Chace, quoted, 220. Child, L. M., 13, 179. Children, dressing of, for school, 241. Children on A farm, 197. Children, the humor of, 217. Choate, Rufus, 18. Christmas all the time, 291. Cicero, M. T., 276. Cincinnati, art schools in, 164. city and country living, 212. Clement of Alexandria, 2, 3, 4. Cleveland, Captain R. J., 247.