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Monday, 2 February 2009

Quotation of the Week (6/09)

My Quotation of the Week comes
from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
(Ch. 42; referring to Elizabeth Bennet)

Upon the whole, therefore, she found, what has been sometimes found before, that an event to which she had looked forward with impatient desire, did not in taking place, bring all the satisfaction she had promised herself. It was consequently necessary to name some other period for the commencement of actual felicity; to have some other point on which her wishes and hopes might be fixed, and by again enjoying the pleasure of anticipation, console herself for the present, and prepare for another disappointment.

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