preparation and adequate stimulus.
Mrs. Patten, who navigated her husband's ship from Cape Horn to California, would have failed in the effort, for all her heroism, if she had not, unlike most of her sex, been taught to use her Bowditch.
Florence Nightingale, when she heard of the distresses in the Crimea, did not, as most people imagine, rise up and say, I am a woman, ignorant but intuitive, with very little sense and information, but exceedingly sublime aspirations; my strength lies in my we melodies the leisure of her lord, until in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's hands the thing became a trumpet?
Where are gone the sneers with which army surgeons and parliamentary orators opposed Mr. Sidney Herbert's first proposition to send Florence Nightingale to the Crimea?
In how many towns has the current of popular prejudice against female orators been reversed by one winning speech from Lucy Stone!
Where no logic can prevail, success silences.
First give woman, if you dare, the alphabet,