Women, Their Condition and Influence in Society

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Page 279 - The women also with cords about them, sitting in the ways, burn bran for perfume : but if any of them, drawn by some that passeth by, lie with him, she reproacheth her fellow, that she was not thought as worthy as herself, nor her cord broken.
Page 275 - Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Page 275 - And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
Page 76 - When any of their wives are indisposed, they fasten a silken thread round her wrist, the end of which is given to the physician, and it is only by the motion which the pulsation communicates to it that he is allowed to judge of the state of his patient. This precaution of jealousy is almost unique in its kind. Work* 1'ul.lMed by W. Wymn, HolyveU Street. Complete for One Penny, Tk
Page 200 - To protect the timid and innocent, to combat the Moors in Spain, the Saracens in the east, the tyrants of the castles in Germany, and to secure in France, the quiet of travellers," was, according to some historians, the origin of chivalry.
Page 185 - Whilst religious and political revolutions have successively changed the condition, the character, and the manners of women, it is to be remarked that the inhabitants of the East have uniformly remained in the same state. It is in vain that their country has often changed its master ; that it has been by turns subject to the arms and the laws of different usurpers : not one of these conquerors has ever thought of bursting the shackles of an unfortunate sex, 181 or of abating in the least the rigour...
Page 76 - The idolaters of beauty, the Chinese, are for ever at the feet of the beings whom they persecute When any of their wives are indisposed, they fasten a silken thread round her wrist, the...
Page 187 - I have above observed, in Asia alone have they submitted to slavery without hopes of relief; and, in order to discover some faint traces of their character, we can now only cite some secret intrigues, by which they endeavour, in the retirements of the seraglios, to ameliorate their destiny.
Page 1 - ... usurpation, and the severity of their caprices. The design of my work is to demonstrate the equality of the two sexes, different as they may be ; and to prove that every thing is compensated between them ; — that if the one seems to be endowed with peculiar qualities, not possessed by the other, we cannot deny the other advantages equally to be valued ; — that where corporeal strength is wanting, strength of soul supplies the deficiency ; — that our domination over the female sex is but...
Page 56 - I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, male and female slaves; and I have sent to tell my lord, in order that I may find favor in your sight.

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