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A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment. ---->>>

There is something in age that ever, even in its own despite, must be venerable, must create respect and to have it ill treated, is to me worse, more cruel and wicked than anything on earth. ---->>>

People who live together naturally catch the looks and air of one another and without having one feature alike, they contract a something in the whole countenance which strikes one as a resemblance. ---->>>

To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody! ---->>>

I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling. ---->>>

Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure. ---->>>

The mind is but too naturally prone to pleasure, but too easily yielded to dissipation. ---->>>

We continually say things to support an opinion, which we have given, that in reality we don't above half mean. ---->>>

Biography

Frances Burney profile (frances-burney.jpg)
Nationality: English
Born: June 13, 1752
Birthplace:
Die: January 6, 1840
Occupation: Novelist
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For the playwright Frances Burney (1776–1828), niece of the novelist, see Frances Burney. Frances Burney (13 June 1752 – 6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and after her marriage as Madame d'Arblay, was an English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright. She was born in Lynn Regis, now King's Lynn, England, on 13 June 1752, to the musician and music historian Dr Charles Burney (1726–1814) and his first wife, Esther Sleepe Burney (1725–1762) (wikipedia)