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I have all my life been on my guard against the information conveyed by the sense of hearing -- it being one of my earliest observations, the universal inclination of humankind is to be led by the ears, and I am sometimes apt to imagine that they are given to men as they are to pitchers, purposely that they may be carried about by them.

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

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