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Quotation by Fanny Burney
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Mr. Lovel, in Evelina (1778)
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For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage.... One merely comes to meet one's friends, and shew that one's alive.
Fanny Burney (1752–1840), British author. Mr. Lovel, in Evelina, letter 20 (1778).
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