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E. LYNN LINTON
English novelist
(1822 - 1898)
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Few women have both taste and truth; and indeed, this special bit or moral mosaic is just the most difficult piece of carpentry in the whole of the human workshop.
      - [Taste]

I have never quite understood the relationship between beauty and weakness, womanly sweetness and womanly silliness; to my mind, indeed, that woman being the most beautiful who is the most capable, while weakness and silliness can never by any chance be other than unlovely.
      - [Weakness]

I hold it to be the moral duty of women to make themselves beautiful in all lawful ways.
      - [Attractiveness]

Poverty is a bitter weed to most women, and there are few indeed who can accept it with dignity.
      - [Poverty]

There is no more delightful hour in life than that of an unconfessed but mutual love.
      - [Love]

What kind of work would be done if Hercules took to spinning wool in safe places, while Omphales turned out to do battle with monsters in his stead? What kind of men should we have as the result of the exchange?
      - [Employment]

To those who admire the kind of thing that it was, North Aston was one of the loveliest places to be found in England.
      - The Atonement of Leam Dundas
         (book 1, ch. 1) [Books (First Lines)]


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