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Gentlewomen.

Between these wide poles there are many opinions. The dear, sweet, gentle-mannered women say, “We have had no training for this new duty. We have found no time to study politics. We shrink from public


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meetings where people wrangle, lose their tempers, and often abuse one another. We do not consider the Government of the world perfect, or the management of the business of the State what it might be, or what it ought to be. But we may not mend it, and certainly did not ask for this franchise. It has been thrust upon us, and before women are ready to exercise it intelligently and wisely. We are, too, old-fashioned enough to agree with Milton—

‘Nothing lovelier can be found
In woman than to study household good,
And good works in her husband to promote.’ ”

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