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Margaret Fountaine

  • ... I ducked my head in time, so that he was only able to imprint a chaste salute upon my forehead, as he pressed me against himself in a way I felt quite sure was not the custom of the country, at least only in as much as it is the custom of all countries.

    • Margaret Fountaine,
    • 1897, in W.F. Cater, ed., Love Among the Butterflies ()
  • I have led a free, wandering life for so long now that I should find myself quite incapable of settling down ... Women like myself can neither bring happiness into a domestic life, nor (even under the most desirable circumstances) find it there ...

    • Margaret Fountaine,
    • 1904, in W.F. Cater, ed., Love Among the Butterflies ()

Margaret Fountaine, English travel writer, lepidopterist

(1862 - 1940)

Full name: Margaret Elizabeth Fountaine.