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THOMAS DAY, Esq.
Uerse and Prose:
SOJE DETACHED PIECES OF POETRY,
THOMAS LOWNDES, ESQ.
Consisting of the first 52 Pages.
“TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO.”
PUBLISHED, MARCH, 1805.
940 D273 1805
FAIR FEMALES OF THE BRITISH
I HAVE taken the liberty of dedicating to you the following humble publication, by which it is intended to shew, there is not so great an inequality between the understandings of men and women, as some have imagined ; and that if the same pains were taken with girls as with boys, to instruct them in their
mother tongue, your style would perhaps be superior to our's.
For, probably, owing to a quicker flow of animal spirits, you are naturally eloquent, and writing is only expressing our thoughts with the pen.
But as words are only the vehicles of ideas, mere volubility is of little use without knowledge, and knowledge is to be attained only by study, and observation.
When such a habit is acquired too, in early life, it gives the mind a literary bias, which it never loses, and furnishes a solitary residence in the country, with resources inexhaustible.
Botany, drawing, music, and the belleslettres, with your usual domestic amusements, would then leave scarce a mo