A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.
If I had girls to educate I would not have them learn both music and drawing.
Let me be content with being happy, without sighing that I am not distinguished.
Though just biographical record will touch the failings of the good and the eminent with tenderness.
To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!
Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat, it would indeed be presumption.