A Pilgrimage in Europe and America, Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River
OH women — This name alone makes the most sweet and profound impression on a noble soul. But it is said that your feelings are not high enough to elevate it. This is either one more calumny urged against you by those who are jealous of your superiority, and unworthy of your possession; or an injustice on the part of contemptible sophists, who decide on your merits without taste or talent to appreciate them. And it becomes all who are able, and who would not justly lay themselves open to the charge of ungenerous if not treacherous conduct, to defend you against such gross injustice.