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Lady Marguerite Blessington
(1789-1849) born on
Sep 01
English socialite, writer. She is chiefly remembered for her "Conversations of Lord Byron" and for the intellectual circle which she headed in London.
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.

Happiness is a rare plant, that seldom takes root on earth -- few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief period; the search after it is rarely rewarded by the discovery. But, there is an admirable substitute for it . . . a contented spirit.
Modern historians are all would-be philosophers; who, instead of relating facts as they occurred, give us their version, or rather perversions of them, always colored by their political prejudices, or distorted to establish some theory . . .
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
Praise is the only gift for which people are really grateful.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Desultory Thoughts and Reflections," 1839.
R: "The Victims of Society," In "Lady Mary Howard to Lady Augusta Vernon," 1837.
A: "The Confessions of an Elderly Lady," 1838.
N: "Desultory Thoughts and Reflections," 1839.
K: In "And I Quote," by Ashton Applewhite, 1992.

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