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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7005
AUTHOR:William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
QUOTATION:  This I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities and without a positive hump, may marry whom she likes. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Vanity Fair. Chap. iv.
WORKS:William Makepeace Thackeray Collection.
 
Note 1.
O. W. Holmes: The Professor at the Breakfast Table: I should like to see any kind of a man, distinguishable from a gorilla, that some good and even pretty woman could not shape a husband out of.

  Bernard Shaw: Epistle Dedicatory to Man and Superman: The whole world is strewn with snares, traps, gins and pitfalls for the capture of men by women. [back]
 

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