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Yet let it be proved that they ought to obey man implicitly, and I shall immediately agree that it is woman's duty to cultivate a fondness for dress, in order to please, and a propensity to cunning for her own preservation.

The virtues, however, which are supported by ignorance must ever be wavering -- the house built on sand could not endure a storm. It is almost unnecessary to draw the inference. -- If women are to be made virtuous by authority, which is a contradiction in terms, let them be immured in seraglios and watched with a jealous eye. -- Fear not that the iron will enter into their souls -- for the souls that can bear such treatment are made of yielding materials, just animated enough to give life to the body.

'Matter too soft a lasting mark to bear,
'And best distinguish'd by black, brown, or fair.'
The most cruel wounds will of course soon heal, and they may still people the world, and dress to please man -- all the purposes which certain celebrated writers have allowed that they were created to fulfil.

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