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" LET OTHER PENS DWELL ON guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore every body, not greatly in fault themselves, to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest. "
Mansfield Park - Page 476
by Jane Austen - 1906 - 494 pages
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The Living Age ..., Volume 289

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1916
...brutality. But, like Jane Austen, they "willingly quit such odious subjects as guilt and misery, and are impatient to restore everybody, not greatly in fault themselves, to tolerable comfort." Therefore, when you talk to the Friends you do not hear much of horrors and atrocities, but you learn...
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Austen's Novels ..., Volume 2

1877
...to be named but with indignation. Fanny's friendship was all that he had to cling to. CHAPTER XVII. LET other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such...rest. My Fanny, indeed, at this very time, I have the satisDD faction of knowing, must have been happy in spite of every thing. She must have been a happy...
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Mansfield Park

James Edward Austen-Leigh - English literature - 1882
...to be named but with indignation. Fanny's friendship was all that he had to cling to. CHAPTER XVII. LET other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such...rest My Fanny, indeed, at this very time, I have the satisDO faction of knowing, must have been happy in spite of every thing. She must have been a happy...
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Letters to Dead Authors

Andrew Lang - Authors - 1886 - 234 pages
...figures of ' Mansfield Park.' But you timidly decline to tackle Passion. ' Let other pens,' you write, ' dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can.' Ah, there is the secret of your failure ! Need I add that the vulgarity and narrowness of the social...
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Chapters from Jane Austen

Oscar Fay Adams - 1888 - 366 pages
...completely alienate Edmund's affections frum her, and Fanny returns to Mansfield Park.] CHAPTER XVI. LET other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such...comfort, and to have done with all the rest. My Fanny, i indeed, at this very time, 1 have the satisfaction of knowing, must have been happy in spite of everything....
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Chapters from Jane Austen

Oscar Fay Adams - 1888 - 366 pages
...completely alienate Edmund's affections from her, and Fanny returns to Mansfield Park.] CHAPTER XVI. LET other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such...tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest. My Fanny,1 indeed, at this very time, 1 have the satisfaction of knowing, must have been happy in spite...
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Essays on the Novel as Illustrated by Scott and Miss Austen

Adolphus Alfred Jack - English fiction - 1897 - 297 pages
...little account. " Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery," she concludes near the end of the book, " I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient...tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest." There must be a strange comfort in Pharisaism, else sympathy with the sect had not survived. On the...
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Essays on the Novel as Illustrated by Scott and Miss Austen

Adolphus Alfred Jack - English fiction - 1897 - 297 pages
...little account. " Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery," she concludes near the end of the book, " I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient...tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest." There must be a strange comfort in Pharisaism, else sympathy with the sect had not survived. On the...
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Essays on the Novel as Illustrated by Scott and Miss Austen

Adolphus Alfred Jack - English fiction - 1897 - 297 pages
...little account. " Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery," she concludes near the end of the book, " I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient...tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest." There must be a strange comfort in Pharisaism, else sympathy with the sect had not survived. On the...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 230

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1901
...always welcome, it is Mrs. Norris for whose sake "Mansfield Park" is worth re-reading again and again. "Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can," wrote Miss Austen in this very book, and we who smile over her sparkling pages have cause to be proportionately...
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