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WILLIAM DE BRITAINE
English author of "The Human Prudence of William de Britane"
(fl. c. 1680)

Phidias made the statue of Venue at Elis with one foot upon the shell of a tortoise, to signify two great duties of a virtuous woman, which are to keep home and be silent.
      - Human Prudence, (ed. 1726) p. 134 [Women]


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