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Quotation by Bernard Mandeville
If courtesans and strumpets were to be prosecuted with as much rigour as some silly people would have it, what locks or bars would be sufficient to preserve the honour of our wives and daughters?
Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733), Dutch-born British author, physician. "Remark (H)," The Fable of the Bees (1714, revised 1723).
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