Mary Mitford

Mary Mitford

[On Elizabeth Barrett Browning:] Her sweetness of character is even beyond her genius.More Mary Mitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I detest so much ... those persons, who insist upon telling you everything - who labor every point, as the lawyers say, as if they thought all excellence consisted in length ...More Mary Mitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing so pretty to look at as my garden!More Mary Mitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Buonaparte is certainly writing, or rather dictating, his memoirs. He walks backwards and forwards with his hands behind him, and dictates so fast that two or three of his suite are obliged to be in attendance, that the one may take down one-half of a sentence, and another the rest; they then literally compare notes, and put the disjointed legs and wings and heads of periods together. This is writing a book as he fought a battle.More Mary Mitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our English people are much addicted to raising idols, and then revenging themselves on their own idolatry by knocking down and demolishing the poor bits of wood and stone that they had worshipped as gods. How many literary reputations have been so treated!More Mary Mitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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