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    It appears to be a matter of national pride that the President is to have more mud, and blacker mud, and filthier mud in front of his door than any other man can afford.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    A woman with her two children was captured on the steps of the capitol building, whither she had fled for protection, and this, too, while the stars and stripes floated over it.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    ... women can never do efficient and general service in hospitals until their dress is prescribed by laws inexorable as those of the Medes and Persians. Then, that dress should be entirely destitute of steel, starch, whale-bone, flounces, and ornaments of all descriptions; should rest on the shoulders, have a skirt from the waist to the ankle, and a waist which leaves room for breathing.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    Perhaps you have been busy
    Horse-whipping Sal or Lizzie,
    Stealing some poor man’s baby,
    Selling its mother, maybe.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)