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Mary Astell
(1666-1731) born on
Nov 12
English feminist, writer. Her writings include "A Serious Proposal to the Ladies for the Advancement of their True and Greatest Interest," 1694.
         
   
F
Women are from their very Infancy debarr'd those advantages [of education] with the want of which they are afterwards reproached, and nursed up in those vices with which will hereafter be upbraided them.

R
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.
A
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
N
. . . he who only or chiefly chose for Beauty, will in a little Time find the same Reason for another Choice.
K
There is not anything so excellent, but some will carp at it. . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Serious Proposal to the Ladies for the Advancement of their True and Greatest Interest," 1694.
R: "Some Reflections Upon Marriage," 4th ed., Apperndix, 1730.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: "Some Reflections Upon Marriage," 4th ed., Apperndix, 1730.
K: Quoted in preface (18 Dec 18, 1724), "Letters of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu," 1766.
   


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