Babs the Impossible Volume 2

Babs the Impossible Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...said Mrs. Normanton. " "Indeed, yes," Mr. Jellybond Tinney, whom she addressed, answered absently, with his eyes on Barbara Land. Lady May reared her head at all this. She was superior to any argument but her own. "There is one thing that always gives me pause to ponder in regard to the equality of men and women," Sir Owen said. "In all social relations women compare favourably with men; but in science, art, and literature, men remain supreme. There is no getting beyond the fact of the very few women who have distinguished themselves in those pursuits." "That is true," said Barbara. "At the same time, more women have distinguished themselves than men in a state of subjection. /Esop is the only slave I can think of who distinguished himself in literature. A subjugated race produces no great work of art; why do you expect subjugated sex to produce more than a subjugated race under similar circumstances? So far, woman has been the thrall of law and custom, and she has only been able to indicate the possession of power. But you will see that as soon as women begin to let themselves go in art, so soon as they cease to respect hampering laws and try for the expression of fine ideas, they will succeed." Lady May and Mrs. Japp felt instinctively that the only way to preserve their sense of superiority was to shut their ears to anything that Miss Land had to say. They had talked to each other while she was speaking, and now they arose with one accord, and went off together in a tornado of truisms, leaving Ally Spice, Florence Japp, and Fanny Sturdy to follow together. Mr. Jellybond Tinney went home in a whirl of emotion. Barbara Land had, in a moment, upset every calculation he had...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901673
  • 9781236901675