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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
It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?

R
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
A
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
N
If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are sure to get out of it.
K
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: (Mr Bennet) Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 14
R: Pride and Prejudice," Ch. 58
A: Mansfield Park," Ch. 48
N: 'Northanger Abbey'
K: Mrs. Bennett, in Pride and Prejudice, ch. 20 (1813).
   


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