Queens and Goddesses
Scene: Congress, during a woman suffrage debate. The
Congressmen are, as usual, moving about, talking, reading,
dozing, and one, an anti-suffragist, is speaking.
I shall vote "No" on this measure, but I wish to say I take
My stand for Woman's protection, for her own sake.
No one honours Woman, no one respects her more,
Than I do; as queen and goddess I love and adore———
(Suddenly in an open space in front of the Speaker's desk
appear Pallas Athene and Cleopatra.)
Strange little man without weapons, what can you mean?
I, in my time, was a goddess———
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