Quotation by Jane Austen

The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness of her character were warmly expatiated on, that sweetness which makes so essential a part of every woman's worth in the judgment of man, that though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent.
Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. The narrator's summary of Henry Crawford's comment about Fanny Price, in Mansfield Park, ch. 30 (1814).
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