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Persuasion by Jane Austen Day 13

May 1, 2021 | Volume II, Ch. 11

“Yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”

“All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one, you need not covet it) is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone."
Mourning is part of how Anne conceives of herself and declares herself to the world.

“The scene at White Hart is the last masterpiece, & I love it as I love the last Schubert symphonies: the air is fresh, the understanding mature, difficult harmonies let to transform w/ honor, among true voices the depths may be revealed.” —Rachel Cohen, Austen Years

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