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Elinor Macartney Lane

  • Of an unbending rectitude, unmerciful in his judgments, analytical, penetrating, and accumulative, he was at an early age destined for two things — success and unpopularity.

    • Elinor Macartney Lane,
    • Helen Stair
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  • Justice to his mind was a simple thing; a man had either broken the law or he had not; if he had, he should be punished. 'Extenuating circumstances' was a phrase used only by the sentimental and the guilty.

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  • ... a bit of rhyme was a choicer draught to me than a glass of an old vintage.

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    • Helen Stair
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  • It's a wise man that understands that no two women are alike.

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  • [On visiting Ireland:] ... he was the last person on earth to take upon a pleasure outing, as he regarded all strangers as rogues and villains, and the Irish people as heathen papists, worshiping idols in the few moments unoccupied in breaking each other's heads with shillalahs.

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    • Helen Stair
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  • Ye can't educate a woman as ye can a man. With six thousand years of heredity, the physiology of the female sex, and the Lord himself against you, I'm thinking it wise for you to have your daughter reared like other women, to fulfil woman's great end.

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  • Every female creature is in all probability the repository of unborn generations, and should be trained to think of that solemn fact as a man is taught to think of his country.

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  • Ye'll learn perhaps that in law, a friend prosecuting is better than a friend defending!

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    • Helen Stair
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  • 'It's not,' Danvers amended, as he stood with his arm about her, 'that women have not the ability to do anything they want,' for he was ever chivalrous, 'but that God in his wisdom gave them a great and special work, and they should be kept strong and safe and holy for its fulfilment.'

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    • Helen Stair
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Elinor Macartney Lane

(1854 - 1909)