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“If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children when these are overdone, we should have happier households. Let the mother go out to play!”
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The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit
"I first read this book as a little girl-- I think I received it as a birthday present for my 7th birthday, possibly my 8th. It was love, pure and simple. I read it and re-read it, and puzzled over all the strange British details (St. George? Bath..." Read more of this review »
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(Listened to it on Librivox. Excellent. So glad too, so I was able to cry at all the good parts without having to keep reading aloud). As always upon just finishing a book, I am having a hard time finding words to describe it. I just really, really e ...more
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
“It's an odd thing- the softer and more easily hurt a woman is the better she can screw herself up to do what has to be done.”
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Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
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This book was peaceful and sweet. Slow, too. So slow you might miss the beauty of it by not paying attention. But there was so much beauty in the simplicity of the lives lived in these pages. Highlights for me was the grace which Jessie bore her tria ...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

George Eliot
“We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time; keep back the tears and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquiries say, "Oh, nothing!" Pride helps; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our hurts— not to hurt others.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Victor Hugo
“Not being heard is no reason for silence.”
Hugo, Victor, Les Misérables

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Miss Jenkyns wore a cravat, and a little bonnet like a jockey-cap, and altogether had the appearance of a strong-minded woman; although she would have despised the modern idea of women being equal to men. Equal, indeed! she knew they were superior.”
Elisabeth Gaskell, Cranford

Charles Dickens
“Mr. Cruncher... always spoke of the year of our Lord as Anna Dominoes: apparently under the impression that the Christian era dated from the invention of a popular game, by a lady who had bestowed her name upon it. ”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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