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Fanny Burney

For the playwright Frances Burney (1776–1828), niece of the novelist, see Frances Burney.

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Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.

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You must not sneeze. If you have a vehement cold you must take no notice of it; if your nose membran ...

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Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure

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How truly does this journal contain my real and undisguised thoughts--I always write it according to ...

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I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history ...

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People who live together naturally catch the looks and air of one another and without having one fea ...

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To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more b ...

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credulity is the sister of innocence ...

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There si nothing upon the face of the earth so insipid as a medium. Give me love or hate! A friend t ...

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To have some account of my thoughts, manners, acquaintance and actions, when the hour arrives in whi ...

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“Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.”

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“For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about an ...

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“. . . men seldom risk their lives where an escape is without hope of recompense.”

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“Indeed, the freedom with which Dr Johnson condemns whatever he disapproves is astonishing.”

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But alas, my dear child, we are the slaves of custom, the dupes of prejudice, and dare not stem the ...

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