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[3] towards the presbyter, who in blessing them really lays his hand of benediction on another's hair, and therefore on another head. But men should crop their hair decently, and not disturb that upon the chin, as it “lends to the face dignity and paternal majesty.” All this in a single paragraph of his series of discourses known as the “Instructor,” and he afterwards sends tile two sexes, thus impartially instructed, to church together. “Women and men are to go to church decently attired, with natural step, embracing silence, possessing unfeigned love, pure in body, pure in heart, fit to pray to God.” And again he says in a passage often quoted, “The virtue of man and woman is the same.” 1

It was long after the days of Clement of Alexandria when it became a common thing to unite the two sexes for the purpose even of scolding them conjointly. Gradually the habit arose of putting these admonitions into little twin volumes, always kept carefully apart. The duties of men and women travelled, so to speak, on the same conveyance and with equal accommodations, but in separate cars or distinct cabins, and always, as in our own travelling arrangements, with a slight excess of courtesy towards the feminine side. The author of “The ”

1 Wilson's translation, I., 121, 318, 328.

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