Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I have sometimes seen women, who would have been sensible enough, if they would have been content not to be called women of sensebut by aiming at what they had not, they only proved absurdfor sense cannot be counterfeited.
Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 68, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).
Originally written in 1788; Walpole reflects his age's reservations about female intelligence.