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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 may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind. . .

R
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
A
One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
N
In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.
K
We met . . . Dr. Hall in such very deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Emma, ch. 29 (1816).
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Mrs. Elton, in Emma, ch. 36 (1816).
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K: Letter to Cassandra Austen, 17 May 1799
   


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