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jane austen writing Plain Jane: “The little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush as produces little effect after much labor.”

-Jane Austen in her letters

Jane was quite the humble artist. I can’t believe though she truly thought she was producing little effect with her novels. What I can believe though is that she was very familiar with the agony that sometimes comes with producing a beautiful sentence. Thank goodness she had a high pain tolerance.

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