The Story of a Modern Woman

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Cassell, 1894 - 322 pages
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Page 319 - Of all the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles whom we knew. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho...
Page 111 - Through death's low door for lean and stout ; Same men with the old hungry needs, Puffed up with the old windy creeds ; Old toil, old care, old worthless treasures, Old gnawing sorrows, swindling pleasures : The cards are shuffled to and fro, The hands may vary somewhat so, The dirty pack's the same we know Played with long thousand years ago ; Played with and lost with still by Man, — Fate marked them ere the game began ; I think the only thing that's strange Is our illusion as to change.
Page 81 - Mary Erle tasted for the first time, in all its intensity, the helplessness of woman, the inborn feeling of subjection to a stronger will, inherited through generations of submissive feminine intelligences

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