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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 87

The Family Relation

The Family Relation

is tender, pure and true, civilization is impossible. Ladies, the ornamenta you wear upon your persons to-night, are but the souvenirs of your mother a bondage. The chains around your necks, and the bracelets clasped upon your white arms by the thrilled hand of love, have been changed by the wand of civilization from iron to shining, glittering gold.

Nearly every civilization in this world accounts for the devilment in it by the crimes of woman. They say woman brought all the trouble into the world. I don't care if she did. I would rather live in a world full of troubles with the woman I love, than to live in heaven with nobody but men. I read in a book an account of the creation of the world. That book, I have taken pains to say, was not written by any God. And why do I say so? Because I can write a far better book myself. Because it is full of barbarisms. Several ministers of this city have undertaken to answer me—notably those who don't believe the Bible themselves. I want to ask these men one thing. I want them to be fair.