Quotation by Sarah M. Grimke

Many a woman shudders ... at the terrible eclipse of those intellectual powers which in early life seemed prophetic of usefulness and happiness, hence the army of martyrs among our married and unmarried women who, not having cultivated a taste for science, art or literature, form a corps of nervous patients who make fortunes for agreeable physicians ...
Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 87, by Gerda Lerner (1977).

Written in 1852.
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