Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Frances Burney
More Quotes From
Captain Mirvan, in Evelina (1778)
Evelina, in Evelina (1778)
Lady Howard, in Evelina (1778)
Madame Duval, in Evelina (1778)
Mr. Villars, in Evelina (1778)
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).
Cite this source
Embed this quotation
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Advertise with Us
Suggest a Word