No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118
essentialsaltes

Chivalry was not dead

"[Diderot] also defended [his wife] in front of outsiders who made the mistake of taking the discord between husband and wife, and her ignorance and piety, for a license to ridicule. When one of his literary friends made fun of Toinette's lack of education and her superstitiousness, Diderot reminded him that there were several main rules of good satire, the last and most important one being that it was better to shut up than to be thrown out of the 'fucking window.'"
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