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Quotation by Frances Burney
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These people in high life have too much presence of mind, I believe, to seem disconcerted, or out of humour, however they may feel: for had I been the person of the most consequence in the room, I could not have met with more attention and respect.
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. Evelina, in Evelina, letter 11 (1778).
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