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Elizabeth Gaskell
(1810-1865) born on
Sep 29
English novelist, short-story writer. She was known for a sympathetic portrayal of the working class, "Cranford," 1853; first biographer of Charlotte Bronte
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

I'll not listen to reason. . . Reason always means what someone else has got to say.
The cloud never comes in the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.
How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Mr. Gibson, in "Wives and Daughters," ch. 54, 1866.
R: Miss Matty's maid, Martha, in "Cranford," ch. 14, 1853.
A: "North and South."
N: Cynthia, in "Wives and Daughters," ch. 43, 1866.
K: Lady Cumnor, in "Wives and Daughters," ch. 50, 1866.

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