[On her recently widowed father's much younger wife:] My father has been very busy in conjugating the verb to love, and I assure you he declines its moods and tenses inimitably.

— Abby May Alcott

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Girls are taught to seem, to appear - not to be and do.

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Some flowers give out little or no odour until crushed.

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Is not sorrow, all sorrow, selfish?

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Wherever I am, I see the yoke on women in some form or another.

On some it sits easy for they are but beasts of burden. On others pride hushes them to silence; no complaint is made for they scorn pity or sympathy. On some it galls and chafes; they feel assured by every instinct of their nature that they were designed for a higher, nobler calling than to 'drag life's lengthening chain along.

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