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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.
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.

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
The sooner every party breaks up the better.
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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