I was greatly interested in the incident of Eve and the serpent, and
thought Eve's calmness was perfectly noble. I asked Mr. B. if he had ever
heard of another woman who, being approached by a serpent, would not excuse
herself and break for the nearest timber.
Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does not deserve
all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and Satan, the first
Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning;
it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without
her....I should be sorry to have that voice fall silent and pass out of
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principle one was that they
Illustration by "Dwig" from the
Dave Thomson collection
Quotations | Newspaper Articles | Special Features | Links | Search