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Lady Morgan Quote

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Lady Morgan, the Irish novelist, witty and captivating, who wrote "Kate Kearney" and the "Wild Irish Girl," when speaking of the laxity of a certain bishop in regard to Lenten fasting, said: "I believe he would eat a horse on Ash Wednesday. A very proper diet if it were a fast horse."

Olympe de Gouges

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From the time of the French Revolution, French citizenship was limited to only men.  It was made clear in The Declaration of Rights of Man and of the citizen written by the National Assembly brought into law in 1789.  . Olympe used her talent as a playright to pen The Declaration of the Rights of Women and of the Citizen in 1791 and mirror it after the male one.  In her document, she asserted woman's ability to reason and make moral decisions, and pointed to the feminine virtues of emotion and feeling. She made woman man's equal partner. As one can predict, her document did not go over well.  How dare she assume that women had the right to act as members of the public.  By doing so, she violated the precious boundaries that the revolutionary leaders had worked so hard to declare and initiate. Her declaration stated that women had the right to free speech and the right to reveal the identity of the fathers of their children, something unheard of at the time.  She decla

Queen Elizabeth I Said

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"Though ye be burly, my Lord Burleigh, ye make less stir than my Lord Leicester." Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Christina of Sweden

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In 1933, the great Greta Garbo portrayed my life in a film entitled Queen Christina. Here is a short clip of the movie. I was born to King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and Maria Eleanora of Brandenburg.  I was an only child and therefore the only heir.  Because of this, my father took a great interest in me and saw that I had the best education, just as a boy heir would have enjoyed.  In fact, he ordered that I be brought up as a boy. King Gustavus Maria Eleanora of Brandenburg My mother was a woman of distraught temperament and her attempts to make me feel guilty for the difficult birth prejudiced me against wishing to produce an heir to the throne one day myself.   In 1632 my father was killed in battle and I assumed the throne.  I was six years old. A man named Axel Oxenstierna acted as my regent until I reached maturity. He continued as my adviser afterwards. Although he advised me against it, I put an end to the Thirty Years War and made peace w

An Ancient Greek Woman Said

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When offered some old wine in a tiny glass by her miserly host, who boasted of the years since it had been bottled, the Grecian woman inquired, "Isn't very small for its age?"

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Said

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu "There is only one reason I am glad I am a woman:   I should never have to marry one."

The Winner of The Pilgrim Glass by Julie K. Rose Is...

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Linda Brower ! Linda, please contact Julie Rose with your mailing address to receive your FREE, signed copy of The Pilgrim Glass. Thanks for visiting the blog.