tpensier declares, that when Christina had put on a wig of the latest fashion, she really looked extremely pretty.
Les races se feminisent, said Buffon,--The world is growing more feminine.
It is a compliment, whether the naturalist intended it or not. Time has brought peace; peace, invention; and the poorest woman of today is born to an inheritance such as her ancestors never dreamed of. Previous attempts to confer on women social and political equality,--as when Leopold, Grand Duke of Tuscany, made them magistrates, or when the Hungarian revolutionists made them voters, or when our own New Jersey tried the same experiment in a guarded fashion in early times, and then revoked the privilege, because (as in the ancient fable) the women voted the wrong way,--these things were premature, and valuable only as recognitions of a principle.
But in view of the rapid changes now going on, he is a rash man who asserts the Woman question to be anything but a mere question of time.