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''Strange that the vanity which accompanies beautyexcusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandableshould persist after the beauty was gone.''Mary A. [Elizabeth, Countess Von] Arnim (1866-1941), Australian-born-British novelist. Mr. Skeffington, ch. 6 (1940).
I suppose the fact is that no friendship can stand the breakfast test.... Civilisation has done away with curl-papers, yet at that hour the soul of the Hausfrau is as tightly screwed up in them as was...Mary A. [Elizabeth, Countess Von] Arnim (1866-1941), Australian-born-British novelist. "September 15th," Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898).
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