Monday, July 20, 2009

Quotables

"Hapless woman! What a fate is thine!"


-Mary Wollstonecraft

5 comments:

Polonaise said...

What woman? What fate? The suspense is killing me!

Heather Carroll said...

Her own daughter! Mary was lamenting the state of the modern woman as represented in her own offspring

Polonaise said...

I think I have to go over my history, because I thought she died before her daughters were grown. It's not the suspense that's killing me now, it's the shame! Off to the bookshelf...slink....

Heather Carroll said...

Well I think she had written it when her first daughter was still a child (brain fart on the date) and she died shortly after Mary Shelley was born.

Lauren R said...

Fabulous late 18th c. portrait! I love the simplicity of this image. Thanks for posting!