On Witty Women
May 30, 2011 Leave a comment
Two tidbits from Thomas Brown’s 1705 Characters of the Woman of the Age (specifically, his Character of a Witty Woman):
“Wit in Women is like Metal in a blind horse; it serves only to hazard their Shins.” —
“The greatest wanton is less charmed with her own beauty than the least witty is conceited with her own genius.”
Silly witty women.