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[6] for a definite purpose. “It is all very well,” said Danton, in the French Revolution, “so long as people cry Danton and Robespierre! It is when they begin to cry Robespierre and Danton! that I must look to my safety.” In saying “Women and men” it is only implied that these papers are addressed more to the one sex than the other, though exclusively to neither. The interests, tastes, duties, and position of women have come to constitute a separate department of literature, and often a literature by itself. The time has passed when men wrote down to women; and it was the mile-stone of a new era when the greatest of modern poets put into the hands of woman, at the close of his “Faust,” the guiding thread of the world's immediate future. Das Ewigweibliche zieht uns hinan, or, as Bayard Taylor translates it,

The Woman-soul leadeth us
Upward and On.

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