The freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of women, as they embroil families in discord, and fill houses with disquiet, do more to obstruct the happiness of life in a year than the ambition of the clergy in many centuries. Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson - Страница 152по Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 странициПълен достъп
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...his own animadversion by remarking the effect of female behaviour on the conduct of society at large. "The freaks, and humours, and spleen, and vanity of...than the ambition of the clergy in many centuries" (p. 69). Of course one wouldn't find any modern critic prepared to let prejudice ride in such an overtly...