Quotation by Jane Austen

A classical education, or at any rate a very extensive
acquaintance with English literature, ancient and modern, appears
to me quite indispensable for the person who would do any justice
to your clergyman; and I think I may boast myself to be, with all
possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who
ever dared to be an authoress.
Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Letter, December 11, 1815, to James Clarke. Jane Austen's Letters, Oxford University Press (1952).
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