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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)
It has often been a solid Grief to me, when I have reflected on this glorious Nation, which is the Scene of publick Happiness and Liberty, that there are still Crowds of private Tyrants, against whom there neither is any Law now in Being, nor can there be invented any by the Wit of Man. These cruel Men are ill-natured husbands.
Richard Steele (1672–1729), British author. The Tatler, No. 149 (1710).
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