Monday, September 7, 2009

Daily Dose

From The Bostonians, by Henry James


"They read a great deal of history together, and read it ever with the same thought -- that of finding confirmation in it for this idea that their sex had suffered inexpressibly, and that at any moment in the course of human affairs the state of the world would have been so much less horrible (history seemed to them in every way horrible,) if women had been able to press down the scale."

From Chapter XX

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