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THE WOMEN OF DAYS OF YORE.
The women of the days of yore!
They never talked of “mind,”
Yet bore beneath their thoughtful breasts
The great of human kind.
They never talked of their own rights,
Yet knew their rights, and then
In their sweet perfectness of heart
They chose to give us men.
O women of the days of yore!
From your high heaven bow,
And breathe your true, sweet woman’s soul
On every daughter’s brow.
So, women of the days of yore!
They’ll know their rights, and then,
Like you, in their sweet perfectness
They’ll give us mighty men.
— New York Ledger.
The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California) Jan 30, 1897