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The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share.

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The Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (May 26, 1689-August 21, 1762), was an English authoress.

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