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To the New Converts

Ladies, whose conversions date
Rather late,
Who but now have understood
That the cause of womanhood
Is not alien, and unknown,
But your own.

Ladies, who can recollect,
I suspect,
That you once stood by and mocked,
And were elegant and shocked,
And were haughty and remote
From the vote.

Just because in bygone years
Your own sneers,
Your own clinging with such passion
To the side you thought the fashion
Made the work so hard to do
For the few.

Now, when everything is pleasant,
As at present,
Now that ridicule is not

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