Paul or No Paul

This is an unatrributed fragment in a little book I picked up called American Wit and Humor. The title page is missing, but it appears to be from the late 1800s. The unsigned preface states that the fragments are culled from newspapers and magazines.

So it appears unlikely that we will ever know the name of this most insightful woman. Nevertheless, we can admire her words of wisdom:

“I don’t blame Paul. If I was a man, I’d want women to be meek and quiet and let me have my own way; andĀ  if I was a ‘postle I’d tell ’em they’d be everlastingly lost if they didn’t. But, sir, women see things different; and I shan’t support Jim Parker or any other lazy man, and be meek and obedient, PaulĀ  or no Paul.”