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Their sophistry I can control
Who falsely say that women have no soul.
Women need not take up with mean things, since (if they are not wanting to themselves) they are capable of the best.
If God had not intended that Women shou'd use their Reason, He wou'd not have given them any, 'for He does nothing in vain.
'Tis less to be wondered at that women marry off in haste, for if they took time to consider and reflect upon it, they seldom would.
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
None of us whether Men or Women but have so good an Opinion of our own Conduct as to believe we are fit, if not to direct others, at least to govern our selves.
Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.
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