Wilkie Collins quote about men from The Woman in White - No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman.
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No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman.
 Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859). copy citation

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Author Wilkie Collins
Source The Woman in White
Topic men women dispute
Date 1859
Language English
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“"She is very weak and nervous—I am glad she has you to take care of her."
Miss Halcombe's sharp eyes studied my face attentively.
"You are altering your opinion about Laura," she said. "You are readier to make allowances for her than you were yesterday."
No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman. I only answered—
"Let me know what happens. I will do nothing till I hear from you."
She still looked hard in my face. "I wish it was all over, and well over, Mr. Gilmore—and so do you." With those words she left me.” source

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