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Lady Winchilsea!

Her bursting indignation against the position of women:

 

How are we fallen! Fallen by mistaken rules,

And education’s more than Nature’s fools;

Debarred from all improvements of the mind,

And to be dull, expected and designed;

And if someone would soar above the rest,

With warmer fancy, and ambition pressed,

So strong the opposing faction still appears,

The hopes to thrive can ne’er outweigh the fears.

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She was a lady born in 1661, born in and married into a noble family and yet she was outraged by the position of women then.

I am only stunned that this is yet too true in the society even after centuries have passed by.

 

 

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