When it is, it forms not the heroes of impulse only, but those also of self-conquest. History and experience prove that the most passionate characters are the most fanatically rigid in their feelings of duty, when their passion has been trained to act in t

This was Rousseau's opinion respecting men; I extend it to women, and confidently assert that they havebeen drawn out of their sphere by false refinement, and not by an endeavour to acquire masculine qualities.

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