Jane Austen

Jane Austen

The writer, a classic of English and world literature
Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried. And what are you reading, Miss -- -? Oh! it is only a novel! replies the young lady; while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda ; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language. Jane Austen quotes

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Dmitrijj Majjboroda How differently a person views the news when he is far away, nearby and right there! [10/05/2022 12:10:30] More


Author Unknown Democracy is like an ax: in the hands of a carpenter it is a tool for building a house, but in the hands of a savage or mentally ill person it is a murder weapon. [09/07/2022 02:09:17] More


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Author Unknown The United States was so active in bringing democracy to everyone that they took it all out of their home. [09/10/2022 02:09:02] More