Quotation by J.G. Stedman

To be sure an European woman would blush to her fingers' ends at the very idea of appearing publicly stark naked; but education and prejudice are everything, since it is an axiom, that where there is no feeling of self-reproach, there can assuredly be no shame.
J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744–1797), British soldier, author, artist. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, ch. 15 (1796, repr. 1971).

Referring to the Indians of Surinam.
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