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SUFFRAGETTE RHAPSODY.

FBEVIb fittOGt OF MtSS CHBisrA- . .... • . BED PANKHUBST. , , ."Votes for Women," the Journat of the Suffragettes, -contains a raptturoue eulogY of MIBβ Chrittabel Phhkhui*t, on the eve of her release from Hollowny g*ol. The-' writer is Mrs Petbick Ba-wirence. The ioiiowlnjf are extracts from the article:— . '•bhti&tabel.! GllMetabel! As tile' flawii to the waiting earth upon vrhoee breast hav<. lain ailWght the chlllins mletabf tears, bo are you dear to the' hearts of women. Long, long, 'we waited for. your coming. Too well have ye learned ' the lesson of sorrow and patience. Fear was upon ns, and the anguish of womanhood had subdued ns and brought Us under sutimleslon. ' • - ■ ■• '•■ : "Then Jrou came "like t&e young • Siegfried in hlg maiden might. : lAke him ybfci took the broken pieces of the w.eapbh of destiny, aniiw welded them <nto "Needful," the magic B*6ra. like himi utterly #lthotit the knowledge of fear, you have gone forth to break the curse bt a'terrible domination. ■ . ■;. : "Child of destiny! Spirit of the dawn! ton will emerge undimmed even trbm the black rectstes of a common gaol,-for until the appointed time yon .are Immune from the. griefs that pierce and wound the hearts of those to Whom has not been given at birth your magic armbur. -'% ', "Dauntless champion! Herald of the coming day , of deliverance, whose »tory Iβ, already written lii the book of F!ate. We glory In your cburage, lii your overcoming youth, in the unshadowed morning radiance of your spirit; 'that lias never known eclipse,- in your laughing Kest for conflict that, has never experlfenced the check of failure or defeat. • '.." ■' ■~' ; "Msiden warHor! We give yoii raptttroue wefcbme. Go torth with the fiat bf the future, strong in the gladness and yduth of-your dauntleee spirit to smite with your swordi of destiny the : forces ief etupiaitV find unreasoning prejudice and blind domination." '< ' . . ■; THE,,"WELCOME" BttßAlKFAß'i'. The "welcome",. breakfast which folloWed the pageant pi white horses and uniformed SuSragettes arranged in honour of the release of Miss Chrletabel Pankhuret, w«s tte most largely attended function of the kind ever held. It took place at tke Inns cf Court HoteU . Just on 800 people can be accommodated at .thfi hotel, and. eyeiy ticket wae sold within a few hours of the arrangements being made. Mrs -Pethlck. SLawrence presided at. the breakfast, &Dfi. Lad{r tjjrtton, ines -Beatrice Harraden, and Miss .sin. clalr supported her. .■' ;. i

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SUFFRAGETTE RHAPSODY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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