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Quotation by Frances Burney
I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility—I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 8, journal entry, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).
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