Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Elizabeth Montagu
(1720-1800) born on
Oct 2
English "intellectual, conversationalist". "She was one of the first "Bluestockings", English women who organized conversation evenings to find a more worthy pastime than card playing."

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F
Will an intelligent spectator not admire the prodigeous structures of Stone-Henge because he does not know by what law of mechanics they were raised?

R
Minds ripen at very different ages.
A
". . . there is a much higher character from that of a wit or a poet or a savant, which is that of a rational sociable being, willing to carry on the commerce of life with all the sweetness and condescension, decency and virtue will permit."
N
To judge therefore of Shakespeare by Aristotle's rule is like trying a man by the Laws of one Country who acted under those of another.
K
"I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content when I cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""An Essay on the Writing and Genius of Shakespeare Compared with Greek and French Dramatic Poets," (1769), 1785."
R: "Letter to Mrs. William Robinson, her sister-in-law,"The Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu," 1810-1813 ."
A: "Letter to Mrs. William Robinson, her sister-in-law,"The Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu," 1810-1813 ."
N: ""An Essay on the Writing and Genius of Shakespeare Compared with Greek and French Dramatic Poets," (1769), 1785."
K: "Letter (c. 1739), "The Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu," 1810-1813 ."


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