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WOMAN

IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

IN THE

NINETEENTH CENTURY.

BY S. MARGARET FULLER.

“ Frei durch Vernunft, stark durch Gesetze,
Durch Sanftmuth gross, und reich durch Schatze,
Die lange Zeit dein Busen dir verschwieg."

“I meant the day-star should not brighter rise,
Nor lend like influence from its lucent seat:

I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet,
Free from that solemn vice of greatness, pride;

I meant each softest virtue there should meet,
Fit in that softer bosom to reside;

Only a (heavenward and instructed) soul
I purposed her, that should, with even powers,

The rock, the spindle, and the shears control
Of destiny, and spin her own free hours,"

LONDON:
H. G. CLARKE AND CO., 66, OLD BAILEY.

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