"I have sometimes ..." Quote of Horace Walpole

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 sense—but by aiming at what they had not, they only proved absurd—for sense cannot be counterfeited.
Horace Walpole
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.
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