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A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.

("Mansfield Park")


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If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.
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Mr. Knightley seemed to be trying not to smile; and succeeded without difficulty, upon Mrs. Elton's beginning to talk to him.
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