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|A character from Fanny Burney's Cecilia
Written by Ann2
(10/28/2008 4:01 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch. 20 - Who is Miss Larolles?, penned by JoAnn
"The fact is Miss Larolles spends her life seeking what is not worth having and most of the time after strenuous efforts is thwarted anyway. Her life is just one distress after another: you plunge into crowds and are are just about "half squeezed to death"
Burney ... sees far more deeply into the figure of the female fool and brings home to us not only the absurdity, the ridiculousness of such a life, but the pathos and melancholy of it. Austen caught this new train and brought it into her Persuasion."
|Entire context I'm quoting|
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