Quotation by John Keats

The opinion I have of the generality of women—who appear to me as children to whom I would rather give a sugar plum than my time, forms a barrier against matrimony which I rejoice in.
John Keats (1795–1821), British poet. letter, Oct. 14-31, 1818, to his brother and sister-in-law, George and Georgiana Keats. Letters of John Keats, no. 94, ed. Frederick Page (1954).

Two years later (Aug. 1820) Keats wrote, "I am certain that I have said nothing in a spirit to displease any woman I would care to please; but still there is a tendency to class women in my books with roses and sweetmeats."
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