"When the Wife ..." Quote of Joseph Addison

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When the Wife of Hector, in Homers Iliads [sic], discourses with her Husband about the Battel [sic] in which he was going to engage, the Hero, desiring her to leave that Matter to his Care, bids her go to her Maids and mind her Spinning: By which the Poet intimates, that Men and Women ought to busie themselves in their proper Spheres, and on such Matters only as are suitable to their respective Sex.

Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British author. The Spectator, No. 57 (1711).

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