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Quotation by Frances Burney
You have sensible women here [in England] but then, they are very devils—censorious, uncharitable, sarcastic—the women in Scotland have twice—thrice their freedom, with all their virtue—and are very conversable and agreeable—their educations are more finished.
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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