Friday, April 12, 2024

Quote of the Day (Jane Austen, on a Great Benefit of Chaperoning Youths)

“By the bye, as I must leave off being young, I find many douceurs in being a sort of chaperon, for I am put on the sofa near the fire and can drink as much wine as I like.”—English novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817), letter of Nov. 6, 1813, in Letters of Jane Austen, edited by Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen (Brabourne Edition)

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