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LADY HERVEY OF ICKWORTH (MARY LEPELL)
English wife of John Hervey
(1700 - 1768)

A father inquires whether his boy can construe Homer, if he understands Horace, and can taste Virgil; but how seldom does he ask, or examine, or think whether he can restrain his passions,--whether he is grateful, generous, humane, compassionate, just and benevolent.
      - Letters of Lady Hervey [Education]


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