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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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Girls are Equal Too: How to Survive : for Teenage Girls

Dale Bick Carlson, Hannah Carlson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1998 - 231 pages
...because women are depraved and lustful." Lord Chesterfield, a famous womanhater, wrote advice to his son. "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.... A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors...
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Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions

Jon Elster - Philosophy - 1999 - 450 pages
...Chesterfield, writing to his son, certainly thought women were inferior, but not because they lacked honor: Women, then, are only children of a larger growth;...wit; but for solid reasoning, good sense, I never knew in my life one who had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four and twenty fours...
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A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Arnold Rogow - History - 1999 - 368 pages
...had little respect for women apart from their sexual services. Writing his son in 1748: "Women . . . are only children of a larger growth, they have an...tattle and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning goodsense, I never in my life knew one that had it ... A man of sense only trifles with them, plays...
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Stereotypes and Prejudice: Essential Readings

Charles Stangor - Psychology - 2000 - 490 pages
...son to guide his life by reason rather than by prejudice, nevertheless has this to say about women: 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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These Fiery Frenchified Dames: Women and Political Culture in Early National ...

Susan Branson - History - 2001 - 218 pages
...Powel Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Chesterfield considered women "only children for a larger growth; they have an entertaining tattle...wit; but for solid reasoning, good sense, I never knew one in my life that had it." Lord Chesterfield, Letters to His Son, ed. Oliver H. Lehigh, 2 vols....
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The Psychology of Romantic Love: Romantic Love in an Anti-romantic Age

Nathaniel Branden - Self-Help - 2008 - 205 pages
...toyed with, seduced, but never taken seriously. Lord Chesterfield (Ibid.) wrote to his son, "Women are only children of a larger growth. They have an...entertaining tattle and sometimes wit, but for solid reason and good sense, I never in my life knew one that had it." It is worth noting that romantic love...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 1

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1843
...own short-lived sway, and the indifferent figure he made in his decline ! Of women he says : " Women are only children of a larger growth ; they have an...wit, but for solid reasoning, good sense, I never knew in my life one that had it, or that reasoned or acted consequentially for four and twenty hours...
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