The great Mrs. Churchill

“The great Mrs. Churchill was no more. . . . Goldsmith tells us that when lovely woman stoops to folly, she has nothing to do but to die; and when she stoops to be disagreeable, it is equally recommended as a clearer of ill fame.”

Emma, volume 3, chapter 9

I’ve been on an Emma kick for the last few weeks.  Since tomorrow is Halloween, perhaps we’ll move on to Northanger Abbey.

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