Quotation by Richard Steele

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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