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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 28 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 26 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 24 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 14 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 12 0 Browse Search
Vitruvius Pollio, The Ten Books on Architecture (ed. Morris Hicky Morgan) 10 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 6 0 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 4 0 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 4 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Ought women to learn the alphabet? (search)
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. The fulc