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  • It is still permitted that parents should terrify their little ones with images of a personal devil and a hell of eternal brimstone and sulphur; it is permitted to found schools for the teaching of devil-doctrines; it is permitted to organize gigantic campaigns and systematically to infect whole cities full of men, women and children with hell-fire phobias.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Helen Fischer, an anthropologist at Rutgers University and author of The First Sex, writes that compared to men, women tend to gather more data that pertain to a topic and connect these details faster.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • It was purely because I was not a thief; because, in helping men, women and children, claimed as chattels, to escape, I bore my testimony against robbing human beings of their liberty; this was the very thing that excited the slave-holders against me, just as a strong anti-slavery speech excites them against Mr. Hale, or Mr. Giddings, or Mr. Mann, or Mr. Stunner.

    Personal Memoir Of Daniel Drayton

  • Think of the days when every garment worn by men, women and children was made by the never-resting hands of women!

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • Next came the prisoners, men, women and children, hundreds of them chained together and corralled between lines of spear-carrying legionaries.

    Crusader Gold

  • She had seen a party of Taraboners, fifty or so men, women and children, dirty and half falling with weariness, being herded west like cattle by mounted Whitecloaks.

    Lord of Chaos

  • I walked along the Embankment and saw the pitiful wretches, men, women and sometimes children, clad in filthy rags, starved white and frozen blue, soaked in winter rains and shivering in winter winds, homeless, hopeless, unheeded by the doctors of divinity, unpreserved by Gibson's "Preservative".

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Barinas had fallen into the hands of the royalist Yanez, whose bloodthirsty followers beheaded eighty soldiers who had been left behind, killed men, women and children, and destroyed the whole city by fire.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

  • The Catholics of the town made efforts to intimidate the owner of the place in which the lecture was to be given; the priest of the town, Father O'Connor, preached a sermon furiously denouncing the lecturer; and after the lecture the unfortunate Crowley was surrounded by a mob of men, women and boys, and although he was six feet three in size, he was beaten almost to death.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Bolivar retreated to Barcelona, and Morales entered the town of Aragua, where he massacred more than 3,500 men, women and children, for the sole crime of being Americans.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

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