Marie Louise de la Ramée


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Ouida (1 January 1839 – 25 January 1908) was the pseudonym of the English novelist Maria Louise Ramé (although she preferred to be known as Marie Louise de la Ramée).

Maria Louise Ramé was born at Bury St. Edmunds, England. Her mother was English and her father was from Guernsey; his first language was French. She derived her pen name from her own childish pronunciation of her given ... more »

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  • ''Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.''
    Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. Published in Wisdom, Wit and Pathos (1884). "A Village Commune," (1881).
  • In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them. An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there wil...
    Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. Critical Studies, "The Quality of Mercy," (1900).
  • ''A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.''
    Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. "Moths," Wisdom, Wit and Pathos (1884).
  • ''Petty laws breed great crimes.''
    Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. Published in Wisdom, Wit and Pathos (1884). Pipistrello (1880).
  • Sport inevitably creates deadness of feeling. No one could take pleasure in it who was sensitive to suffering; and therefore its pursuit by women is much more to be regretted than its pursuit by men, ...
    Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. "The Quality of Mercy," Critical Studies (1900).
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