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Jane Austen
(1775-1817) born on
Dec 16
English novelist. She was known as the "masterful miniaturist"; wrote "Pride and Prejudice," 1813; "Sense and Sensibility," 1811.
A single woman with a narrow income must be a ridiculous old maid, the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman of good fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.

'If it was not for the entail I should not mind it.' `What should not you mind?' `I should not mind anything at all.' `Let us be thankful that you are preserved from a state of such insensibility.'
An annuity is a very serious business.
All the privilege I claim for my own sex . . . is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
R: (Mrs and Mr Bennet) Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 23
A: (Mrs Dashwood) Sense and Sensibility, Ch. 2
N: (Anne) Persuasion, Ch. 23
K: Emma," Ch. 34

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