Quotation by Jane Austen

I am come, young ladies, in a very moralizing strain, to observe that our pleasures of this world are always to be for, and that we often purchase them at a great disadvantage, giving readi-monied actual happiness for a draft on the future, that may not be honoured.
Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey, ch. 26 (1818).
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