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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.
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.

She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper.
There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
The pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
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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