"And for that the minde in infantes is like a payre of tables, wherein nothing is written, and like & tender twig which may be bowed euery way, it is cleare, that vertue or vice may easily be planted in it."
— Guazzo, Stefano (1530-1593); Pettie, George, trans. (1548-1589)
Guazzo, Stephano. The Ciuile Conuersation of M. Steeuen Guazzo. Written First in Italian, and Nowe Translated out of French by George Pettie, Deuided Into Foure Bookes. In the First Is Conteined in Generall, the Fruites That May Bee Reaped by Conuersation ... In the Second, the Manner of Conuersation ... In the Third Is Perticularly Set Foorth the Orders to Bee Obserued in Conuersation Within Doores, Betwéene the Husband and the Wife ... In the Fourth, the Report of a Banquet. (Imprinted at London: by [Thomas Dawson for] Richard Watkins, 1581). <Link to ESTC>.<Link to EEBO>