I am afraid it must be said, that disinterestedness in the general conduct of life--the devotion of the energies to purposes which hold out no promise of private advantages to the family--is very seldom encouraged or supported by women's influence.

The woman whom I allude to was handsome, reckoned very handsome, by those who do not miss the mind when the face is plump and fair; but her understanding had not been led from female duties by literature, nor her innocence debauched by knowledge.

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