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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men 2 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 29, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 1 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, I. Introductory. (search)
w 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 play of Juliana, or tie Princess of Poland, this being spoken in dialogue, as often happened, by an actor of each sex, the woman rebukes the man for addressing the audience as You, gentlemen! She says: You, gentlemen! and why, I pray, to them? What! do the ladies merit no esteem? She then takes his place, and addresses the whole audience as if it were a parliament, or, in the phrase then familiar, a diet: Fair English Diet, then, Senate of ladies, lower house of men, I humbly pray, decree be