Quotation by Frances Burney

The young women [in England] are so mortally silly and insipid, that I cannot bear them. Upon my word ... I have scarce met with one worthy being spoke to. Their chat is all on caps—balls—cards—dress—nonsense.
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 46, journal entry, November 17, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).

Burney quotes the conversation of the Scotsman Alexander Seton, her elder sister's suitor.
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