Quote of the Day; July 23rd, 2008

Benjamin Franklin, in a letter giving counsel about the choice of a mistress, outlines the benefits of choosing an older woman:

“Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress”

“The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.”

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