Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Love and Hymens

It is not now necessary to guard girls against imprudent love matches; for if some widows did not now and then fall in love, Love and Hymen would seldom meet, unless at a village church.

—from A Vindication of the Rights of Men by Mary Wollstonecraft

No comments:

Post a Comment