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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Lois Marie Harrod

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Sarah Josepha Hale

Isn't it odd, he asked,
that the same person
who wrote Mary Had a Little Lamb
and created Thanksgiving
and the Bunker Hill Monument,
who was given a liturgical feast day in the Episcopal Church
and made into a bobble doll by the New Hampshire Historical Society,
a doll still sold in their museum store in Concord,
refused to support suffragettes,
believing in the secret, silent
influence of women?

It's odd, she said,
but not unusual.