Quotation by Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady

We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses' instructions, our knowledge must rest concealed and be as useless to the world as gold in the mine.
Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689–1762), British society figure, letter writer. letter, Oct. 10, 1753, to her daughter Lady Bute. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).
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