Table-Talk: or, Original Essays, Vol. 2 (1822)
Naturally, women reading the above would argue with the point that women “do not reason at all.” But, in the context of the true subject of Hazlitt’s piece—theory, classical education and these realms' distance from actual practice (“the most learned man…knows the most of what is farthest removed from common life and actual observation, that is of the least practical utility”)—they are far more likely to nod in agreement with everything else in that paragraph.
(Well, with one other exception: they might substitute "usually" for "often" in that first sentence.)
What better illustration of what Mr. Hazlitt is talking about concerning men without sense and women with it than the picture next to this post?
Well, maybe there is one—this bit of dialogue from The Honeymooners:
Ralph: “What's the matter? Aren't you up on current events? Don't you read the papers? Don't you read comic books? That's the trouble with you; you don't know the latest developments.”
Alice: “I don't know the latest developments? Who is it that lets your pants out every other day?”
This demonstrates why, on more than one occasion, Ralph shows that he has a "BIG mouth"—big enough to put his foot in it.
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