" ...'Tis in Vaine that I think...of Suiting my Mind to my Condition, for Businesse and the Impertinent Concernes of a Mistresse of a Familie will never have Anie Place in my Heart, and I can at most do no more then submit to Them.
Damaris Masham 1687
Correspondence of John Locke (III. 896) ed. E. S. De Beer