Sleek sleepiness and spiteful deceit

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As F.B. Harrison wrote in an article in The Journal of Education in 1891, for example, “The fiery spirit, the loud bark, the watchful temperament of the dog give him always a male aspect; and the sleek sleepiness, the treble mew, the spiteful deceit of the cat combine to render her female in character.”

Do  you get the impression F.B. Harrison didn’t like women ( or cats)  much?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-11/the-rise-of-cat-men-antidote-to-toxic-masculinity/8082618

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