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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
The post-office had a great charm at one period of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.

R
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
A
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
N
The sooner every party breaks up the better.
K
You ought certainly to forgive them, as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Mr. John Knightley, in Emma, ch. 34 (1816).
R: Frank Churchill, in Emma, ch. 24 (1816). Emma replies, "Not till the reserve ceases towards one's self; and then the attraction may be the greater."
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Emma," Ch. 25
K: (Mr Collins) Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 57
   


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