Timid brides, you have, probably, hitherto been addressed as angels. Prepare for the time when you shall again become mortal.
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Source Notes: "An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification," Letters for Literary Ladies (1795). Edgeworth goes on to advise brides: "Contradict, debate, justify, recriminate, rage, weep, swoon, do anything but yield to conviction."
Maria Edgeworth (January 1, 1767-May 22, 1849) was an Irish novelist.
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