To discover general principles, belongs to the speculative faculty: to discern and discriminate the particular cases in which they are and are not applicable, constitutes practical talent: and for this, women as they now are have a peculiar aptitude.

"We ought not, therefore, to restrain the prattle of girls, in the same manner as we should that of boys, with that severe question, To what purpose are you talking? but by another, which is no less difficult to answer, How will your discourse be received?

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