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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
Real solemn history, I cannot be interested in . . . The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all.

R
She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper.
A
There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
N
The pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
K
You mistake me, my dear. I have a high repect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
R: Pride and Prejudice," Ch. 1
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: (Elinor) Sense and Sensibility, Ch. 13
K: Mr. Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice, ch. 1 (1813), in answer to Mrs. Bennet's accusation that he had "no compassion on my poor nerves."
   


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