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March 16, 2007

A woman of a certain age

“'A woman of seven and twenty,’ said Marianne, after pausing a moment, 'can never hope to feel or inspire affection again.’”

Sense & Sensibility, volume 1, chapter 8

Thank goodness Jane did not believe this!

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Argh! back when I started blogging, my e-mail signature was: "I wish nature had made such hearts as yours more common, but I have lived three-and-twenty years in the world, and have seen none like it." from Persuasion

Now I'm almost 27 myself - guess I better change it to this one! At least it will be tongue-in-cheek... Plus I can console myself that I'm not yet old and decrepit like that 35-yr-old Col. Brandon!

Thanks for the daily dose of Jane! I like the running themes you've beeen doing.

I recall saying such statements when I was 27. In fact, a friend of mine told me my face would show a lot of character when I got old (he meant 35).

I am now an ancient crone by comparison.

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