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I, as all the generations of philosophers before me, know woman for what she is -- her weaknesses, and meannesses, and immodesties, and ignobilities, her earth-bound feet, and her eyes that have never seen the stars.
Flogging the posteriors is practised in various convents of monks and nuns; from which custom there have sometimes resulted strange immodesties, over which we must throw a veil, in order to spare the blushes of such as wear the sacred veil, and whose sex and profession are worthy of our highest regard.
They were dressed up as gods and goddesses, and imitated all the immodesties invented in fable — “Dum nova Divorum cœnat adulteria.”
I long ago steeled myself against flinching from the so-called “immodesties” of the human body and its processes.
For some days, exposed to these immodesties, I had to get to the woods before nature would obey me.
No, our order is temperate, cleanly, sober, and chaste; but these rural esquires commit immodesties upon haycocks, wear shirts half a week, and are drunk twice a day.
I, as all the generations of philosophers before me, know woman for what she isher weaknesses and meannesses and immodesties and ignobilities, her earth-bound feet and her eyes that have never seen the stars.
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