Quotation by Frances Burney

Such a set of tittle tattle, prittle prattle visitants! Oh Dear! I am so sick of the ceremony and fuss of these fall lall people! So much dressing—chitchat—complimentary nonsense—In short, a country town is my detestation. All the conversation is scandal, all the attention, dress, and almost all the heart, folly, envy, and censoriousness.
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 14, journal entry, July 17, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).
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