Within the last century other instances have followed-Rachel in dramatic art, Rosa Bonheur
in animal painting, George Sand and George Eliot
in prose fiction.
These cases are unquestionable.
Other women have at least reached a secondary place in other spheres — as Mrs. Somerville
in science, Harriet Martineau
in political economy, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The inference would seem natural that it is simply a case of slower development — a thing not at all discouraging in a world where evolution reigns, and the last comer generally wins.
Meanwhile, as there is no profession — not even the stage — in which a woman is not still a little handicapped, it is natural that she should disguise her work as man's work; and that Miss Murfree
should find complete shelter under the very misleading name of Charles Egbert Craddock