Quotation by Bernard Mandeville

The multitude will hardly believe the excessive force of education, and in the difference of modesty between men and women, ascribe that to nature, which is altogether owing to early instruction: Miss is scarce three years old, but she's spoke to every day to hide her leg, and rebuked in good earnest if she shews it; whilst little Master at the same age is bid to take up his coats, and piss like a man.
Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733), Dutch-born British author, physician. "Remark (C)," The Fable of the Bees (1714, rev. 1723).
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