Quotation by James Boswell

My father had declared a predilection for heirs general, that is, males and females indiscriminately.... I, on the other hand, had a zealous partiality for heirs male, however remote.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, January 1776, p. 667, Oxford University Press (1980).

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