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Woman in the Nineteenth Century
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Jordan St. Stier | 71 comments Mod
This is about the book Woman in the 19th Century by Margaret Fuller.


Jordan St. Stier | 71 comments Mod
Does anyone have any suggestions for possible excerpts we could read?


Jordan St. Stier | 71 comments Mod
Note r Ch. I:
Pg I: Man=woman in fraility. They are equal.
Wow. Established that right away!
Man feels the need to establish superiority, helpfulness.
Pg 4: Latin in English:
No sooner was it said, than Hercules in such words also claimed the virgin's hand: all others quickly yielded to our claims. He boasted his descent from Jupiter; the glory of his labors and great deeds performed at his unjust stepmother's wish.
-From Lb. 9 of the Metamorphasis, Ovid
Pg 5: German
"Who always graciously proved himself to the shepherds"
-From Schiller, The Maid of Orleans (1801)
Pg. 7: Crawford's Orpheus: Sculpt. @ MFA Boston, a searcher.
https://www.mfa.org/collections/objec...
Poem on Pg. 7 is Original by Fuller, pub. originally in The Dial.
Pg. 8: Bacon is Francis Bacon.
Pg. 9-10: poem in It. is from The Count of Carmagnola by A. Manzoni. Nationalist Message.
Promotes Intellectual Nationalism.
Pg. 22: Poem by W. Cowper.
Pg. 22 as well: quote from To a Skylar by Wordsworth
Pg. 26, no possible source for Quote.


Jordan St. Stier | 71 comments Mod
Ch. 1, cont.
Petrarch's Hymn is unknown to the internet
Pg. 31 also from Schiller. From poem 'The Words of Faith'.
Before the slave, when he breaks the chain, From the free man does not tremble!
Pg. 31 2nd quote: Goethe
And those spirits of heaven
do not ask whether one is `man' or `woman',
and no clothes, no robes
will cover my transfigured body.


Jordan St. Stier | 71 comments Mod
My god, what a dreary book.


Jordan St. Stier | 71 comments Mod
Appendices:
Apuleius- Roman philo./math.
No translation available for the Italian.


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