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I consider a country-dance as an emblem of marriage. Fidelity and complaisance are the principle duties of both; and those men who do not choose to dance or to marry them selves, have no business with the partners or wives of the neighbors.
Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey, ch. 10 (1818).
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