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Quotation by Jane Austen
What should I do with your strong, manly, spirited Sketches, full of Variety and Glow?—How could I possibly join them on to the little bit (two Inches wide) of Ivory on which I work with so fine a Brush, as produces little effect after much labour?
Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist. Letter, December 16, 1816, to her nephew, J. Edward Austen. Jane Austen's Letters, Oxford University Press (1952).
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