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Queen Victoria
(1819-1901) born on
May 24
British royalty. She had the longest reign in British history, 1837-1901 as Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India.
An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed.

Men never think, at least seldom think, what a hard task it is for us women to go through this very often. God's will be done, and if He decrees that we are to have a great number of children why we must try to bring them up as useful and exemplary membe
A strange, horrible business, but I suppose good enough for Shakespeare's day.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist every one who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Woman's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent . . .
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
R: Letter, 5 Jan 1841, to her uncle King Leopold of the Belgians, written after the birth of her first child; published in "Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals," ed. Christopher Hibbert, 1984.
A: Giving her opinion of King Lear. Living Biographies of Famous Rulers," (H. Thomas)
N: Letter to Sir Theodore Martin, 29 May 1870.
K: Letter to A. J. Balfour, Dec. 1899, during the "Black Week" of the Boer War.

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