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“Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are! / Up above the world so high, / Like a diamond in the sky.”
“... tender hearts as well were hearts of stone, / If what they feel is for themselves alone.”
“I find that self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end.”
“Though man a thinking being is defined, / Few use the grand prerogative of mind: / How few think justly of the thinking few! / How many never think, who think they do!”
“I do believe the reason why so few men, even among the intelligent, wish to encourage the mental cultivation of women, is their excessive love of the good things of this life; they tremble for their dear stomachs, concluding that a woman who could taste the pleasures of poetry or sentiment would never descend to pay due attention to those exquisite flavours in pudding or pie, that are so gratifying to their philosophic palates ...”
Jane Taylor, English children's writer, essayist
(1783 - 1824)
She sometimes signed her work Q.Q.