WOMEN ARE PEOPLE!
TO HIS LOVE, EXPLAINING THE INDIRECT INFLUENCE
A woman's highest power is to please,
Thus does she rule the kingdom of the soul.
Beauty, charm, grace—when Heaven gave her these
It gave her Life's full, absolute control.
All forms of force are impotent and crude
Compared to this, which bends us to her whim.
Mabel, there is no man so vile and rude
But woman's tender grace may tutor him.
But now, my darling, use not any more
This power of yours on any other men—
Not on that sleek and handsome Senator
To whom you talked from eight till half-past ten.
Use it on me, my love, and you will find
How hard it is to change a strong man's mind.
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