This snippet comes from page 47, and has Dr. Underhill, Rector of Oxford's Lincoln College speaking about the education of his children:
"Both my children were close in age – barely more than a year between them – and I thought it unfair that my son should have lessons and my daughter be left only to sew. . . . But now it seems I have spoiled her for marriage – she loves nothing more than to dally in the library arguing ideas back and forth with the students when she has the chance, and is much too bold with her own opinions, which is hardly seemly in a lady and no gentleman wants in a wife. So it was all for naught."Ah, one more clever girl doomed to spinsterhood because of an excess of braininess. Better watch out for those witch hunts!
Please note that the above quote is taken from an advance reading copy of the novel, and hasn't been checked against the published edition.
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