Man's love and sympathy enter only into the sunshine of our lives. Robbed of her natural rights, handicapped by law and custom at every turn, yet compelled to fight her own battles, and in the emergencies of life to fall back on herself for protection. The mention of her case in the daily papers moved many generous hearts to send her presents, but in the hours of her keenest sufferings she was thrown wholly on herself for consolation.
In the highways of Palestine; in prayer and fasting on the solitary mountain top; in the Garden of Gethsemane; before the judgment seat of Pilate; betrayed by one of His trusted disciples at His last supper; in His agonies on the cross, even Jesus of Nazareth, in these last sad days on earth, felt the awful solitude of self.
With telescope vision they explore the starry firmament, and bring back the history of the planetary world. Their suffering in the prisons of St. Anthony on a street in Seneca Falls by Amelia Bloomera feminist and mutual acquaintance who had not signed the Declaration of Sentiments and subsequent resolutions despite her attendance at the Seneca Falls convention.
Such is individual life. Five of her siblings died in early childhood or infancy. During this time, Stanton maintained a broad focus on women's rights in general rather than narrowing her focus only to female suffrage in particular.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton's and Susan B. In the pursuit of an idea I took no note of time.
The poetry and novels of the century are theirs, and they have touched the keynote of reform in religion, politics, and social life. During her presidency of the organization, Stanton scandalized many supporters by suggesting that drunkenness be made sufficient cause for divorce.
Her good mind and ready wit, both well-trained by her prominent and wealthy family, opened doors of reform that her father, Daniel Cady would rather she left shut.
The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives; in the religion she is asked to believe; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions, where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because, as an individual, she must rely on herself.
To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes; to deny the rights of property is like cutting off the hands. And yet, there is a solitude, which each and every one of us has always carried with him, more inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea; the solitude of self.
They manage the laundries; they are now considered our best milliners and dressmakers. If they cannot find companionship in books, if they have no interest in the vital questions of the hour, no interest in watching the consummation of reforms, with which they might have been identified, they soon pass into their dotage.
Many anti-slavery men served in the Union Army. Those who escaped saw men struggling to reach the shore. The education that will fit her to discharge the duties in the largest sphere of human usefulness will best fit her for whatever special work she may be compelled to do.
To guide our own craft, we must be captain, pilot, engineer; with chart and compass to stand at the wheel; to match the wind and waves and know when to take in the sail, and to read the signs in the firmament over all.Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
On January 18,Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered her Solitude of Self address to the Congressional Judiciary Committee. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “The Solitude of Self”: Speech to the House Judiciary Committee” (18 February ) EDITORIAL NOTE: Ice on the streets of Washington delayed the arrival of the women scheduled to speak before the House Committee on the Judiciary at ten o’clock on 18 February Elizabeth Cady Stanton Solitude of Self speech addressed the equality and rights of women in the United States.
She felt as though women should have the right to choose whatever path they wanted no matter what the circumstances were. Solitude of Self.
Address Delivered by Mrs. Stanton before the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Congress, Monday, January 18, ELIZABETH CADY STANTON Born November 12, in. Inat the age of seventy‐six, Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a speech that many consider her rhetorical “masterpiece.” 1 The speech, entitled “The Solitude of Self,” was delivered to both the House Judiciary Committee and later that evening to.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton served for twenty years as the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association and as the first president of NAWSA. Inshe resigned at age Her resignation speech, “The Solitude of Self,” eloquently articulated the arguments for the equality of women that she had spent her adult life promoting.Download