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Mary Ann Lamb
“I have known many single men I should have liked in my life (if it had suited them) for a husband; but very few husbands have I ever wished was mine.”
“That creature on whose back abound / Black spots upon a yellow ground / A panther is — the fairest beast / That haunteth in the spacious East: / He underneath a fair outside / Does cruelty and treachery hide.”
“We need not be too strict in seeing / The failings of a fellow being.”
“A child is fed with milk and praise.”
“... I am much fonder of receiving letters, than writing them: but I believe this is no very uncommon case.”
“... I do not expect or want you to be otherwise than you are, I love you for the good that is in you, and look for no change.”
“It is well enough when one is talking to a friend to hedge in an odd word by way of counsel now and then, but there is something mighty irksome, in its staring upon one in a letter where one ought only to see kind words and friendly remembrances ...”
Mary Ann Lamb, English writer
(1764 - 1847)