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J. G. Stedman Quotes

"During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it."

"I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization."

"To be sure an European woman would blush to her fingers ends at the very idea of appearing publicly stark naked; but education and prejudice are everything, since it is an axiom, that where there is no feeling of self-reproach, there can assuredly be no shame."

"Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence."

"Such indeed is the superior longevity of the fair females of Surinam, compared to that of the males (owing chiefly, as I said, to their excesses of all sorts) that I have frequently known wives who have buried four husbands, but never met a man in this country who had survived two wives."

"Old England liberty - to be robbed by the Ministry, and insulted by the populace without redress."

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