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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.
         
   
F
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

R
But Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is a part of an Englishman's constitution. His thoughts and beauties are so spread abroad that one touches them everywhere; one is intimate with him by instinct.
A
It does not appear to me that my hand is unworthy your acceptance, or that the establishment I can offer would be any other than highly desirable.
N
How can you contrive to write so even?
K
It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 24 Dec 1798
R: Henry Crawford, in Mansfield Park, ch. 34 (1814).
A: (Mr Collins) Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 19
N: (Miss Bingley) Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 10
K: 'Emma' [Cf. Epictetus, below.]
   


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