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Charlotte M. Yonge

  • One step at a time.

  • ... when clever people take to being silly, they can be sillier than anyone else.

  • ... large families are apt to get into a state of savage exclusiveness.

  • Mr. Underwood spoke in a tone between asking and granting a favor.

  • I thought one only had to speak Latin through one's nose and bite off the end.

  • General rules are dangerous of application in particular instances.

  • Your eggs of advice ain't rotten like some folks'.

  • ... elder sisters never can do younger ones justice!

  • The unmarried woman seldom escapes a widowhood of the spirit. There is sure to be some one, parent, brother, sister, friend, more comfortable to her than the day, with whom her life is so entwined that the wrench of parting leaves a torn void never entirely healed or filled ...

  • If I write nothing but fiction for some time I begin to get stupid, and to feel rather as if it had been a long meal of sweets; then history is a rest, for research or narration brings a different part of the mind into play.

    • Charlotte M. Yonge,
    • in Georgina Battiscombe, Charlotte Mary Yonge ()

Charlotte M. Yonge, English novelist

(1823 - 1901)

Full name: Charlotte Mary Yonge.