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The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.

John Boyle O'Reilly

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Author Profession: Poet
Nationality: Irish
Born: June 28, 1844
Died: August 10, 1890

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