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" Her wit she thinks her distinction, therefore knows nothing of the skill of dress, or making her person agreeable. It would make you laugh to see me often, with my spectacles on, lacing her stays, for she is so very a wit, that she understands no ordinary... "
The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers - Page 268
by British essayists - 1803
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The Tatler

George A. Aitken - 1898
...and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotion, sits with her nose full of snuff,1 and a man's nightcap on her head, reading plays and...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in * the world. For this reason I have disposed of her to a man of business, who will soon let her see, that...
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The Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis ..., Volume 6

Julian Hawthorne - Literature - 1902
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotion, sits with her nose full of snuff and a man's nightcap on her head,...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in the world. For this reason I have disposed of her to a man of business, who will soon let her see that...
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Milcah Martha Moore's Book: A Commonplace Book from Revolutionary America

Catherine La Courreye Blecki, Karin A. Wulf - History - 2010
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and a half after her private devotions, sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's night-cap on her head,...the skill of dress, or making her person agreeable" (The British Essayssts, ed. A. Chalmers [Boston: Little, Brown, 1850], 2:238-39), 124. Epictetus: A...
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Proposing Men: Dialectics of Gender and Class in the Eighteenth-century ...

Shawn L. Maurer - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 306 pages
...herself upon intellectual rather than 110 domestic abilities: "Her Wit she thinks her Distinction." She "therefore knows nothing of the Skill of Dress, or...Wit, that she understands no ordinary Thing in the World." Taking snuff, reading plays and romances, ignoring her looks, and having opinions: these attributes...
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Gender, Religion, and Radicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century: The ...

Judi Jennings - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 196 pages
...clothes and even sexual laxity.5 In The Taller, Isaac Bickerstaff described his sister, Jenny, by saying, "Her Wit she thinks her Distinction therefore knows...nothing of the skill of Dress, or making her Person agreeable."6 Morris had before been likened to Jenny Bickerstaff, and the comments of Lettsom and Jenkins...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Tatler. The Guardian

Joseph Addison - 1854
...consulting her glass and her toilet for an hour and an half after her private devotion,. sits with her nose full of snuff, and a man's nightcap on her head,...wit, that she understands no ordinary thing in the world. For this reason I have disposed of her to a man of business, who will soon let her see, that...
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