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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]f a Fine Lady thinks fit to giggle at Church, or a Great Beau come in drunk to a Play, either shall be sure to hear of it in my ensuing Paper: For merely as a well-bred Man, I cannot bear these Enormities.
Richard Steele (1672–1729), British author. The Tatler, No. 3 (1709).
Spoken by Isaac Bickerstaff, the narrative persona of The Tatler.
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