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QOTD: Heloise on children

2001-03-25 16:33:42+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

It's good to know that I've got sentiments that have been around since at least the early 1100s. From Peter Abelard's Historia Calamitatum[Wiki] as quoted in The Mistress[Wiki] by Victoria Griffin, Heloise asks:

Who is there who is bent on sacred or philosophical reflection who could bear the wailing of babies, the silly lullabies of nurses to quiet them, the noisy horde of servants, both male and female; who could endure the constant degrading defilement of infants?

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:23+00 by: Mars Saxman

That is terrific. Thanks for sharing.