Important Quotations Explained
1. Yet do
I find that one may be driven by violent measures step by step,
as it were, into something that may be called—I don’t know what
to call it—a conditional kind of liking, or so.
2. Oh my
dear, what a poor, passive machine is the body when the mind is
3. Adversity is
your shining-time: I see evidently that it must
call forth graces and beauties that could not have been seen in
a run of that prosperous fortune which attended you from your cradle
4. I have
time for a few lines preparative to what is to happen in an hour
or two; and I love to write to the moment—
5. Let me
go, said she: I am but a woman—but a weak woman—but my life is in
my own power, though my own person is not—I will not be thus constrained.
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