"Women live like Bats or Owls, labour like Beasts and die like Worms"
'Tamar and Judah' (1667) by de Gelder
Public Domain'Tamar and Judah' (1667) by de Gelder - Credit: Aert de Gelder (1645-1727)
This quotation comes from a work by Margaret Cavendish entitled Female Orations (1662). The preceding line states: 'Nevertheless men are so unconscionable and cruel against us that they endeavour to bar us of all sorts of liberty ...'