At present, in the more improved countries, the disabilities of women are the only case, save one, in which laws and institutions take persons at their birth, and ordain that they shall never in all their lives be allowed to compete for certain things.

But where, amongst mankind, has been found sufficient strength of mind to enable a being to resign these adventitious prerogatives–one who, rising with the calm dignity of reason above opinion, dared to be proud of the privileges inherent in man? And it

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