Quotation by Frances Wright

... though it is by no means requisite that the American women should emulate the men in the pursuit of the whale, the felling of the forest, or the shooting of wild turkeys, they might, with advantage, be taught in early youth to excel in the race, to hit a mark, to swim, and in short to use every exercise which could impart vigor to their frames and independence to their minds.
Frances Wright (1795–1852), Scottish author and speaker; relocated to America. Views of Society and Manners in America, March 1820 entry (1821).
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