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" I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women. We reproach the sex every day with folly and impertinence, while I am... "
The American Journal of Education - Page 427
edited by - 1876
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Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel De Foe: Containing a ..., Volume 1

Walter Wilson - Authors, English - 1830
...Foe suggests an institution for the education of females " We reproach the sex every day," says he, " with folly and impertinence, while I am confident,...guilty of less than ourselves." He complains that the females of his time were taught merely the mechanical parts of knowledge, such as reading, writing,...
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Memoirs of the life and times of Daniel De Foe, containing a ..., Volume 1

Walter Wilson - 1830
...Foe suggests an institution for the education of females " We reproach the sex every day," says he, " with folly and impertinence, while I am confident,...guilty of less than ourselves." He complains that the females of his time were taught merely the mechanical parts of knowledge, such as reading, writing,...
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Historical and Literary Celebrities: Being Biographical Sketches Selected ...

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Biography - 1859 - 576 pages
...insert some sentences s 9 on the dignity of woman. ' We reproach the sex every day,' says hi;, ' with folly and impertinence, while I am confident...than ourselves.' He complains that the women of his tune were taught merely the mechanical parts of knowledge — such as reading, writing, and sewing...
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Biographic portraitures: or, Sketches of the lives and characters of a few ...

John Leaf - 1861
...us here insert some sentences on the dignity of woman. " We reproach the sex every day," says he, " with folly and impertinence, while I am confident...rational companions ; and he argues that men in the same of society would cat a sorry figure if their education were to be equally neglected. "The soul," he...
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe - 1864 - 599 pages
...suggested an institution for the education of females : — " We reproach the sex every day," says he, " with folly and impertinence, while, I am confident,...us, they would be guilty of less than ourselves." In January, 1700-1, appeared De Foe's celebrated poem of "TheTrueborii Englishman." It was composed...
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Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

James Parton - Franklin, Benjamin - 1864 - 632 pages
...says Defoe, in the Essay on Projects, " with folly and impertinence, while, I am confident, had they advantages of education equal to us, they would be guilty of less than ourselves." The early Puritans did not encourage the education of girls. Mrs. John Adams wrote, in 17*8: "In this...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 26

Henry Barnard - Education - 1876
...FOR WOMEN. ' We reproach the sex every day with folly and Impertinence, while I am confident 1 ru I they the advantages of education equal to us, they...parts of knowledge — such as reading, writing, and •owing— instead of being exalted into rational companions; and he argues that 'men in the same...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 31

Henry Barnard - Education - 1881
...tho вэх every day with folly and impertinence, while I am confidant hod thsy tho advantages o education equal to us, they would be guilty of less than ourselves.' He complains that tho women of his tune were taught тэге!у t'a3 neinlcnl parts of knowledge — such as reading,...
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A History of English Prose Fiction from Sir Thomas Malory to George Eliot

Bayard Tuckerman - English fiction - 1882 - 331 pages
...whose opinions on social subjects they disdained. " We reproach the sex every day," wrote Defoe, " with folly and impertinence, while I am confident,...to us, they would be guilty of less than ourselves. * * * I cannot think that God ever made them so delicate, so glorious creatures, and furnished them...
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Notable Thoughts about Women: A Literary Mosaic

Maturin Murray Ballou - Electronic book - 1882 - 409 pages
...which grow out of disappointed love. — Henry Taylor. 2541 2542 We reproach the sex every day for folly and impertinence, while I am confident, had...to us, they would be guilty of less than ourselves. — De Foe [1676]. 2543 Alas ! coquettes are but too rare. 'T is a career that requires great abilities,...
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