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|Censure may be praise…
Written by Robbin
(4/1/2006 6:14 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A heroine's childhood and reflection on JA's women, penned by Margaret H
She was looked at, however, and with some admiration; for, in her own hearing, two gentlemen pronounced her to be a pretty girl. Such words had their due effect; she immediately thought the evening pleasanter than she had found it before — her humble vanity was contented — she felt more obliged to the two young men for this simple praise than a true–quality heroine would have been for fifteen sonnets in celebration of her charms, and went to her chair in good humour with everybody, and perfectly satisfied with her share of public attention. (Chapter 2)
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