The Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

The Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

byLady Mary Wortley Montagu

Paperback | January 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 404 THE LORD BISHOP OF SALISBURY. demum bis stalta est. The Abbe Bellegarde gives a right reason for women's talking over-much, that they know nothing, and every outward object strikes their imagination, and produces a multitude of thoughts, which, if they knew more, they would know not worth their thinking of. But there is a worse effect than this, which follows the careless education given to women of quality, its being so easy for any man of sense, that finds it either his interest or his pleasure, to corrupt them. The common method is, to begin by attacking their religion; they bring them a thousand fallacious arguments, which their excessive ignorance hinders them from refuting; and I speak now from my own knowledge and conversation among them, there are more Atheists among the fine ladies than the loosest sort of rakes; and the same ignorance that generally works out into excess of superstition, exposes them to the snares of any who have a fancy to carry them to the other extreme. I have made my excuses already too long, and will conclude in the words of Erasmus, Vulgus sentit quod lingua Latina non convenit fwminis, quia parum facit ad tuendam illarum pudicitiam, quoniam rarum et insolitum est, faeminam scire Latinam, attamen consuetudo omnium malarum rerum magistra. Decorum est foeminam in Germania natam discere Oallice, ut loquatur cum his qui sciunt Gallice, cur igitur habetur indecorum discere Latine, ut quotidie confabuletur cum tot auloribus tam facundis, tam eruditus, tarn sapientibus, tam fidis consultoribus. Certe mihi quantulumcunque cerebri est, malim in bonis studiis consumere, quam in precibus sine mente dictis, in pernoctibus conviviis, in exhauriendis capacious pateris, etc. I have tired your lordship, and too long delayed to subscribe myse...

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Title:The Letters of Lady Mary Wortley MontaguFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217956637

ISBN - 13:9780217956635

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