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Quotation by Richard Steele
Mr. Spectator, in The Spectator (1711) Sir Roger de Coverley, in The Spectator (1711) Spectator (London, Sept. 9, 1712) The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965) Tatler (London, Aug. 2, 1709) The Tatler, ed. G.A. Aitken (1898) Tatler (London, July 7, 1709) The Tatler, vol. 1, ed. G.A. Aitken (1898)
I allow a Beauty to be as much to be commended for the Elegance of her Dress, as a Wit for that of his Language; yet if she has stolen the Colour of her Ribbands from another, or had Advice about her Trimmings, I shall not allow her the Praise of Dress, any more than I would call a Plagiary an Author.
Richard Steele (1672–1729), British author. Will Honeycomb, in The Spectator, No. 4 (1711).
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