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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.
         
   
F
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.

R
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.
A
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 . . .
N
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
K
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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