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" ... marries a man whofe character can in fome degree be afcertained, by his having been for fome time under his own guidance. You .who are formed to fulfil the retired, but not lefs important duties of life, can always be properly eftimated while under... "
A gossip's story, and a legendary tale, by the author of Advantages of education - Page 25
by Jane West - 1796
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A Gossip's Story: And a Legendary Tale

Mrs. West (Jane) - 1797
...of an Englifh nobleman's actions is an extenfive one. It is always fortunate for a woman, when fhe marries a man whofe character can in fome degree be...which indeed tries his patience and good humour, but does not eradicate B 5 any any wrong propenfity, or <rall forth the latent qualities of his foul, by...
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Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel

Claudia L. Johnson - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 212 pages
...exclusively from the male point of view: as she writes in The Gossip's Story, "the attentive, submissive daughter will make a tender obliging wife; the retired, amiable maid, will form the prudent domestick matron."34 Presenting marriage as a social duty and not as a source of personal felicity,...
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