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“You hear now," said the prince, “ no accident can happen, without a woman being, in some way, an instrument.”

CAPT. SKINNER’s Excursions in India.

(19) I am sorry to say it, but I have too often observed that fear as well as love is necessary on the lady's part, to make wedlock happy; and it will generally do it, if the man sets out with asserting his power and her dependance.-Richardson's Elegant Epistles.

likewise point in the same direction: the a that poem are first involved at Carthage b. the amorous Dido; their own women after to the fleet; and lastly, their struggles ar the promised land have a similar origin:

“ Causa tanti mali conjux iteru

(17) The mistress of Cethegus, a man ve his day, may be said to have bad, at one power and patronage of the city at her mistress of Verres, the prætor, had equal persons of worth and honour were oblig smiles. This it was that made Cicero famous oration, “ What a shame is it that perform the functions of his office as it ple

(18) Who is she? a rajah was always asking, whenever a calamity was related severe or however trivial. His attendant one morning that a labourer had falle when working at his palace, and had “Who is she?” demanded the rajah. man, great prince," was the reply. peated the rajah, with increased ange attendants assert the manhood of the me instant intelligence what woman or woe upon your heads !” exclaim hour the active attendants selves, cried out, ill-fated labourer we tracted by the bea and gazing on he

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CHAPTER II.

INTELLECT IN WOMAN.

"Well I know, in the prime end Of nature, her th’ inferior; in the mind And inward faculties, which most excel."

MILTON. .

$ 1.— The true sphere of woman is a point, the importance of which can scarcely be overrated; and there are respects in which should be distinctly understood what it is not, as well as what it is. Now, although woman be, in common with man, distinguished by the possession of reason, yet is not the sphere of genius hers: she can claim neither its properties nor its priyileges, and intellectual excellence is still less her province than it is her peculiarity.

Power of mind is sexual : that vigour of genius which distinguishes man is rarely to be found in the opposite sex; in a word, woman is a crea: ture less intellectual than man.

If we regard

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