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Mary Wortley Montagu
(1689-1762) born on
May 26
English author. She wrote witty, descriptive letters of Middle Eastern life.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.

I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
General notions are generally wrong.
Life is too short for a long story.
Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my deary, kiss me and be quiet.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 22 Jun 1752, to her daughter, in "Selected Letters," ed. Robert Halsband, 1970.
R: In "Reader's Digest," Feb 1993.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: Letter, 19 Jul 1759; in "Selected Letters," ed. Robert Halsband, 1970.
K: "A Summary of Lord Lyttelton's Advice."

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