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Quotations From FRANCES BURNEY

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  • 11.
    The mind is but too naturally prone to pleasure, but too easily yielded to dissipation.
    Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. Mr. Villars, in Evelina, letter 4 (1778).
  • 12.
    I wish the opera was every night. It is, of all entertainments, the sweetest and most delightful. Some of the songs seemed to melt my very soul.
    Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. Evelina, in Evelina, letter 12 (1778).

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  • 13.
    There is something in age that ever, even in its own despite, must be venerable, must create respect—and to have it ill treated, is to me worse, more cruel and wicked than anything on earth.
    Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 27, journal entry, August 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).

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  • 14.
    Well of all things in the world, I don't suppose anything can be so dreadful as a public wedding—my stars!—I should never be able to support it!
    Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, pp. 17-18, journal entry, July 20, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).

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  • 15.
    From this moment, then, my dear girl—but why, permit me to ask, must a female be made Nobody? Ah! my dear, what were this world good for, were Nobody a female?
    Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 2, journal entry, March 27, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988). Burney addresses her secret journal to Miss "Nobody."

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  • 16.
    We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don't above half mean.
    Frances Burney (1752-1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 46, journal entry, November 17, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).
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