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" Women, then, are only children of a larger growth; they have an entertaining tattle and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning good sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for fourand-twenty hours together. "
Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son - Page 319
by Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1827
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The Illustrated Magazine, Volumes 19-20

Literature - 1865
...esteemed himself to be a prodigious favourite. By way of a joke, we will have one of these passages: "Women, then, are only children of a larger growth...wit ; but for solid, reasoning good sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty hours...
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Letters written by lord Chesterfield to his son, ed. with notes ..., Volume 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1872
...characters of la Bruyere are pictures from the life; most of them finely drawn and highly-coloured. Furnish your mind with them first; and when you meet...entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit ; but for solid, reasoni Men find in the misfortune of their best friends something not altogether displeasing. ing...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield: Letters on ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892
...but virtuous actions, and I will not quibble and chicane about the motives. And I will give anybody their choice of these two truths, which amount to...tattle, and sometimes wit ; but for solid, reasoning good-sense, I never in my life knew one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, with the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892
...their choice of these two truths, which amount to the same thingr : He who loves himself best is the o honestest man ; or, The honestest man loves himself...tattle and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning good-sense, I never in my life knew one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty...
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Eighteenth Century Letters

Reginald Brimley Johnson - English letters - 1898
...but virtuous actions, and I will not quibble and chicane about the motives. And I will give anybody their choice of these two truths, which amount to...tattle and sometimes wit ; but for solid, reasoning goodsense, I never in my life knew one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty...
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Letters to His Son, Volume 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1901
...considerable, or at least a pretty numerous part of company; and as their suffrages go a great way toward establishing a man's character in the fashionable...wit ; but for solid reasoning, good sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty hours...
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The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, Volume 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1901 - 502 pages
...utmost care, conceal ; and never seem to know. Women, then, are only children of a larger growth ; l they have an entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit ; but for solid reasoning, good sense, 1 never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially tor four and twenty...
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The Best Letters of Lord Chesterfield: Letters to His Son, and Letters to ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1902 - 302 pages
...are true or not. XXVI. GENERAL CHARACTER OF WOMEN. — RIGHT USE OF WIT. LONDON, Sept. 5, os 1748. As women are a considerable or at least a pretty numerous...tattle and sometimes wit, but for solid, reasoning good-sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 161

1904
...one writer. " Obedience is woman's duty on earth," says Schiller. " Women," says Lord Chesterfield, " are only children of a larger .growth, they have an...tattle and sometimes wit, but for solid reasoning and good sense, I never in my life knew one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for...
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Shelburne Essays: Shelburne essays

Paul Elmer More - American literature - 1908 - 253 pages
...which he adopts frankly as a part of his system. What is to be said of such a passage as this ? — As women are a considerable, or at least a pretty...tattle, and sometimes wit ; but for solid, reasoning good-sense, I never in my life knew one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-and-twenty...
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