Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), Doctor Thorne
, chapter XIV ("Sentence of Exile"):
He could be obstinate enough when it so pleased him, and had before now gone so far as to tell his wife that her thrice-noble sister-in-law might remain at home at Courcy Castle—or, at any rate, not come to Greshamsbury—if she could not do so without striving to rule him and everyone else when she got there. This had of course been repeated to the countess, who had merely replied to it by a sisterly whisper, in which she sorrowfully intimated that some men were born brutes, and always would remain so.
"I think they all are," the Lady Arabella had replied...
Hat tip: Mrs. Laudator.