Quotation by Frances Burney

Younger sisters are almost different beings from elder ones, but thank God it is quite and unaffectedly without repining or envy that I see my elder sister gad about and visit, etc.—when I rest at home.
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 68, journal entry, May 22, 1769, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).

Burney comments on the more active social life of her unmarried elder sister.
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