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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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Shelburne Essays: Fifth series ...

Paul Elmer More - 1908 - 261 pages
...I will, therefore, upon this subject, let you into certain arcana, that will be very useful for yon to know, but which you must, with the utmost care,...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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Shelburne Essays: 5th series

Paul Elmer More - 1908 - 261 pages
...subject, let you into certain arcana, that will be very useful for yon to know, but which yon most, with the utmost care, conceal, and never seem to know....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 Journal of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, Volume 11

Association of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.) - Women - 1913
...he could write such "balderdash" for publication. In a letter to his son Chesterfield said : Women are only children of a larger growth ; they have an...wit, but for solid reasoning, good sense, I never knew one in my life that had it or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four and twenty hours...
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AAUW Journal, Volume 11

American Association of University Women - Women - 1913
...when he could write such "balderdash" for publication. In a letter to his son Chesterfield said: Women are only children of a larger growth ; they have an...wit, but for solid reasoning, good sense, I never knew one in my life that had it or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four and twenty hours...
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Woman in Science: With an Introductory Chapter on Woman's Long Struggle for ...

John Augustine Zahm, H. J. Mozans - Electronic book - 1913 - 452 pages
...Son, expresses the opinion of his contemporaries when he writes on the same subject as follows: "Women are only children of a larger growth ; they have an entertaining tattle, sometimes wit; but, for solid reasoning, good sense, I never in my life knew one who had it, or who...
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Workfellows in Social Progression

Kate Stephens - American newspapers - 1916 - 328 pages
...Bear in mind, when reading it, that the son to whom this father wrote was then sixteen years old : "Women, then, are only children of a larger growth...wit; but for solid reasoning, good sense, I never knew one in my life that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four-andtwenty hours...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield ...

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 American Dame: A Play/out

Philip C. Lewis - Drama - 1963 - 88 pages
...responsible for her. —C. The gentlemen usually agreed with Lord Chesterfield: —E. "Women," said the Lord, "are only children of a larger growth; they have an entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit; but ... a man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with...
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Culture and Society in Classical Weimar 1775-1806

W. H. Bruford - History - 1962 - 465 pages
...advised his son to adopt towards women an attitude of very carefully concealed contempt. ' Women are but children of a larger growth; they have an entertaining...tattle and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning good-sense, I never in my life knew one that had it. ... A man of sense only trifles with them, plays...
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Music and Image: Domesticity, Ideology and Socio-cultural Formation in ...

Richard Leppert - History - 1993 - 248 pages
...the prevailing attitude but also captured precisely the tone in which it was ordinarily expressed: 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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