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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley



    My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.

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    I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

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    Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

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    Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties.

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    Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.

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    And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.

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    I shall live to improve myself, to take care of my child and to render myself worthy to join him. Soon my weary pilgrimage will begin.

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