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Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour, she does ill in promising to Obey.
But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
A woman indeed can't properly be said to choose, all that is allowed her, is to refuse or accept what is offered.
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How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
November 12, 1666
May 11, 1731
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