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Schlesussar Library 
WOMAN'S ARCHIVES 



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As to Origin. Sovereign Wc 

The woman was made of a rib out of the : 
Adam. Not made out of his head to top hir 
out of his feet to be trampled upon by him; t 
of his side to be equal with him, under his am 
protected, and near his heart to be beloved 



When Eve brought woe to all mankind, 
Old Adam called her wo-man; 
But when she wooed with love so kind, 
He then pronounced her woo-man; 
But now, with folly and with pride, 
Their husbands' pockets trimming, 
The women are so full of whims, 
That men pronounce them wimmen. 

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Woman, they say, was only made of man, 
Methinks 'tis strange they should be so unlike, 
It may be all the best was cut away 
To make the woman, and the nought was left 1 

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As to Motherhood Sovereign W 

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The way to rear up children (to be just >- 
They know a simple, tender, merry knacl 
Of tying sashes, fitting baby shoes, 
And stringing pretty words that make no 
And kissing full sense into empty words: 
Which things are corals to cut life upon- 
Although such trifles. e^^ ^ Bn 

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of j; 
a mother's love fixed in permanent outline forever! 

Thomas Wc n two rth Hlgginwjc. 

They say mat man is mighty, 

He governs land and sea; 
He wields a mighty sceptre 

O'er the lesser powers that be; 
But a mightier power and stronger 

Man from his throne has hurled, 
And the hand mat rocks the cradle 

Is the hand that rules the world. 

William Rosa Wallace. 

We have got over thinking that the mother has 
all the love and the father all the intelligence. 

Mra, Bttrdette. 



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Mere Man. As to Youth and Age. 

The old man looks down and thinks of the past; 
The young man looks up and thinks of the future; 
The child looks everywhere and thinks of nothing. 



Young men soon give and soon forget affronts; 
old age is slow in both. jooeph Addison. 

Manhood, when verging into age, grows thought- 

fill. CapelLcflt. 

Men of age object too much, consult too long, ad- 
venture too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive 
business home to the full period, but content mem- 
selves with a mediocrity of success. Fnada Bmcotk 

Young men think old men fools, and old men know 
young men to be so. ^^^ ^ Camd(m M , ^^ ^ 

Dr. MetcatC 

Money is time; the millionaire is your only Me- 
thuselah. Imel Zangwffl. 

To be seventy years young is sometimes far 
more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. 

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Mere Man. As to Matrimony. 

The man who marries puts himself in irons. Mar- 
l s riage Is a bird-cage in a garden. The birds without 

' " ;tL hanker to get in; but the birds within know that there 

is no condition so enviable as that of the birds With- 
out. Heniy Haiiand. 

As fbr marriage — these young men who have the 
world, or the better part of it — they marry where Cu- 
pidity, not Cupid, leads them. ^^ E Bm 

Who ever invented the word "honeymoon"? Some | 
man, I am sure. He never tasted myrrh in it 



There are many instances of immoral men who 
have led pure lives after marriage, but there never 
was an instance of a man %ho could drop the ear- 
marks of a dissolute life at the altar. 



Lavinia Hart. 



The extreme penalty fbr bigamy is the plurality J 
of mothers-in-law, which it necessitates. 



Nellie Cravey Qillmore. 



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met with home-made bread, — 
ound of putty and lead, — 
nome-made wines that rack the head, 
home-made liqueurs and waters, 
le-made pop that will not foam, 
home-made dishes that drive one from home, 
Not to name each mess, 
For the face or dress, 
w-made by the homely daughters? 



She cooketh best who knoweth best 
Of all things, great and small, 

And the same mind that learning grasps 
Can cook, housekeep, and all. 



woman need envy the Sphinx her wisdom, L 
t learned the uses of silence, and never asks a 
of a hungry man. MyItlo Rwd . 





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As to Dining. 



All human history attests 
That happiness for man— the hungry sinner! 
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner. 

He was an ingenious man that first found out eat- 
ing and drinking. De» swkl 

. . . But civilized man cannot live without cooks. 

He may live without books, — what is knowledge but 
grieving;? 

He may live without hope, — what is hope but deceiv- 
ing? 

He may live without love, — what is passion but pin- 
ing? 

But where is the man that can live without dining? 

Owen Meredith. 

At no other time is a man's feeling of companion- 
ship with a woman so strong as when he sits at table 
with her — not a decorated and becatered and be- 
waitered table, but at a homely, appetizing, whole- 
some home table. Booth T«rkin£ton. 

A man is in general better pleased when he has a 
good dinner than when his wife talks Greek. 

Samuel Johnson. 





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As to Poets. I 



A poet may be a good companion, but, so iar as I 
know, he is ever the worst of fathers. Even as grand- I 
father, he is too near, for one poet can lay a streak of || 
poverty over three generations. 



Irving Bacheller. 



Was ever there a true lyric poet who did not at [ 
[east once in his early days believe himself the victim | 
of a heartless woman? 



F. Marion Crawford. 



Poets are all who love, who feel great truths 
And tell them ; and the truth of truths is love. 



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Most wretched men 
Are cradled into poetry by wrong; 
They learn in suffering what they teach in song, 

Percy ByMhe Shelley. 

Poets utter great and wise things which they do | 
lot themselves understand. plato 

The ancient British bards had for the title of their j 
jrder, "Those who are free throughout the world." 

Ralph Waldo Emerson. 







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All the world's a stagi 
And all the men and women merely players 
They have their exits and their entrances ; 
And one man in his time plays many parts, 
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infi 
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms; 
And then the whining school-boy, with his 
And shining morning face, creeping like sua 
Unwillingly to school. And then, the lover, 
Sighing like furnace, with a woful ballad 
Made to his mistress' eye-brow. Then, a s< 
Pull of strange oaths, and bearded like the i 
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quar 
Seeking the bubble reputation 
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then, thi 
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, 
Full of wise saws and modern instances, 
And so he plays his part. The sixth age sh 
Into the lean and slippcr'd pantaloon ; 
With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side 
His youthful hose well sav'd ; a world too v. 
For his shrunk shank ; and his big, manly vi 
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes 
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of a! 
That ends this strange, eventful history, 
Is second childishness, and mere oblivion ; 
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everj 





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As to Selfishness. 



Man of all ages is a selfish animal and unreason- 
itole in his selfishness. It takes every one of us in 
urn many a shrewd fall in our wrestlings with the 
world to convince us that we are not to have every- 
hing our own way. ThomM Hughe8 . 

Men, even the worthy ones who will make sacri- 
ices in the big things, which women cannot nerve 
hemselves to meet, are proverbially selfish in all those 
ittle things that make or mar the life of every day. 

Lavinia Hart. 

When a man says he sees nothing in a book, he 
rery often means that he does not see himself in it — 
which, if it is not a comedy or a satire, is likely enough. 

Julius «nd Augustus Hare. 

A man with a mission is a devouring lion who 
says no heed to time, or place, or feelings, or indi- 
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Mere Man. As to Looks. 

Good looks in a man, as a very celebrated woman 
once remarked, are superfluous. A handsome man 
attracts attention, and so he has a certain preliminary 
advantage over a rival who is plain ; yet mis counts 
for very little in the end. John Wilkes, who was more 
than ugh/, knew women well when he said, "Give me 
half an hour's start, and I am not afraid of the 

handsomest man in England." Harry Thurston Peck. 

A great, good, handsome man is the first of 

Created beings. Charlotte Bronte. 

A Little Girl's Opinion of Men. 
" Men are ugly. They are dirty. They say, 'Come 
here, my little girl, and I will give you something*— 
then when I go to them they try and kiss me. And 
I will not kiss mem, because their mouths smell bad. 
They stroke my hair and pull it all the wrong way ; 
and it hurts. And when I don't like my hair pulled 
the wrong way, they tell me I will be a great 

Coquette." Marie Corellt 

That man is not fit to join the honorable ranks of 
the bald who cannot spread and plaster down three 
hairs until they cover the entire top of his cranium. 

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man may dress, 
hes that make him; 
themselves confess 
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ar hand, they wish him to be 
me, trim, and well-groomed, 
lot as a matter of conscious 
ve sense of fitness and good 
on slovenliness in a genius, 
it; and in one who is not a 
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There are two distinct Sorts of whs 
Bashfulness: this, the awkwardness of a Bo 
a few steps into the world will convert int 
ness of a Coxcomb; that, a Consciousness, 
most delicate Feelings produce, and the mos 
knowledge cannot always remove. j 

I pity bashful men, who feel the pain 
Of fancied scorn and undeserv'd disda 
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As to Riches. 



I would have every man rich, that he might know 
the worthkssness of riches. Ralph waido Emum. 

The rich man's son inherits cares: 

The bank may break, the factory burn, 

A breath may burst his bubble shares, 
And soft white hands could hardly earn 
A living that would serve his turn. 



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Every man Ekes to make money. Even clergy- 
men find it their duty to accept a call from the congre- 
gation which affords the best salary, and probing men 
of science do not hesitate to reap the harvest from a 
wonderful invention. Rob«tOr«it. 

Supposing a man had the wealth of the Czar 

Of the Russias to boot, for the rest of bis days, 

On the whole, do you think he would have much to I 

spare 
If he married a woman with nothing to wear? 

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Mere Man. As to Speculation. 

Men that hazard all 

Do it in hope of fair advantages. 



. . . Wall Street thinks it easy for a millionaire 
I to be a man of his word, a man of honor, but that in 
failing circumstances no man can be relied on to keep 
J his integrity. j^ w>kio Km*™. 

A Calendar: 

Monday, I dabbled in stock operations; 
Tuesday, owned millions by all calculations; 
Wednesday, my Fifth Avenue palace began; 
Thursday, I drove out a spanking bay span; 
Friday, I gave a magnificent ball; 
And Saturday, "smashed," with nothing at all. 



There is no place on earth where merit is so 
quickly recognized as in the Stock Exchange, espe- 
cially if it is backed by brass and a good head. 

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a, and a woman has nine cats' 

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remain something to be said of 
re is one on earth. 



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