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jane austen sketch via mollands.netPlain Jane: “A young woman in love always looks like Patience on a monument Smiling at Grief.”

-Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey 

I don’t know why, because I don’t think Jane intended this to be funny, but when I read this I was struck with quite the set of giggles. Probably because I imagined Jane looking smugly at just such a girl and thinking unimaginable things to write about her. Beware of the quiet ones, they’re usually writers, composing something that could bring you to your knees in seconds.

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