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“There is something so INEVITABLE about seven-and-twenty; it is decidedly on the wrong side of the decade for a lady, particularly an unmarried one.”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
“The landscape artist had captured a distant prospect of an ancient hillside, surmounted by cyprus and a few tumbled columns; the mood was one of desolation and peace, a glorious past recalled, and now thankfully put to rest. ”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Genius of the Place
“Is lawlessness to be permitted, simply because it is effected with a certain style? Jane, Jane! Where are your finer sensibilities? All o'erthrown, by a man with a golden tongue and a mocking glance?”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Man of the Cloth
“...the long blue shadows of afternoon advanced before me like cheerful ghosts of last summer's growth, dancing past the withered flower borders and the stiff hedges to fall at the feet of a stone nymph, her cascade of water frozen in her urn.”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
“...life's burdens may only be overcome by a summoning of inner resources: by a dependence not upon others, but upon the qualities of spirit and mind.”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House
“Anonymity may be a powerful drug; it is as well we do not taste too much of it in our daily lives.”
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“Providence, assuredly, is a mysterious mover, and who is Jane to ignore it's direction?”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Man of the Cloth
“The world, however bleak I have found it in the last few weeks, must nonetheless be formed of goodness, if but a few moments in Nature’s company may suffice to renew one’s health and mental aspect.”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
“It is ever thus. We find the words to speak when all hope of converse is past.”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
“We cannot expect the men we appoint to govern us, to be better than ourselves.”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
“The fate of all things cherished and expensive, to be lost at hazard, and well before their time”
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“To be continually underestimated is a woman's lot.”
Stephanie Barron
“There is nothing like a bit of ink to bring reason to the most disordered mind.”
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“I admire your courage. It is rare to find a woman who places her personal happiness above her fears for the future.”
Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor


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