Suffrage Songs and Verses

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The "Anti" and the Fly

The fly upon the Cartwheel
Thought he made all the Sound;
He thought he made the Cart go on—
And made the wheels go round.
The Fly upon the Cartwheel
Has won undying fame
For Conceit that was colossal,
And Ignorance the same.
But today he has a Rival
As we roll down History’s Track—
For the “Anti” on the Cartwheel
Thinks she makes the Wheels go back!
Anton Chekhov
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Susan Glaspell
Mark Twain
Edgar Allan Poe
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Herman Melville
Stephen Leacock
Kate Chopin
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson