Quotation by Sarah Fielding

[T]he most artful method [of courtship] would be this, to tell her that what she doth not possess is useless and contemptible, that weakness and imperfection is the perfection of a woman, that I am stark mad in love with ignorance; and thus shall I allure her by calling her [a] fool.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. An unnamed man, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 8 (1754).
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