Quotation by William Cobbett

Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
William Cobbett (1762–1835), British journalist, reformer. "To a Father," letter 5, Advice to Young Men and to Young Women (1829, repr. 1930).

Cobbett added, "with regard to young women, everlasting book- reading is absolutely a vice...."
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