Quotation by Jane Austen

If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate.
Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey, ch. 14 (1818).
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