• The Christian religion alone contemplates the conjugal union in the order of nature; it is the only religion which presents woman to man as a companion; every other abandons her to him as a slave. To religion alone do European women owe their liberty.

    Jacques Henri Bernardin de SAINT PIERRE, Henry HUNTER (D.D.) (1830*). “Studies of Nature, translated from the French, ... Carefully abridged, with a copious index, by L. T. Rede”, p.489