Posted by Mary Shearer on February 26, 2003 at 23:07:01:
In Reply to: 1872 Campaign Song posted by Linda on February 21, 2003 at 21:46:39:
Mrs. Grundy was a character mentioned in the 18th century play, "Speed the Plough," by Thomas Morton. The term refers to people who hang on conventional social proprieties. Mrs. Grundy is a busybody who is overly concerned with the morals of others. Although Mrs. Grundy isn't necessarily anyone who was against the vote, a Mrs. Grundy was likely to oppose it because it just wasn't "natural" for women to go to the "nasty" polls.
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