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Sophia Lee

  • How we are born to invent our own miseries!

  • Avarice is rarely the vice of youth ...

  • Benevolence, like religion, awes even those it cannot win.

  • Let us respect even error when it has its source in virtue.

  • Hope is slowly extinguished and quickly revived.

  • How easy it is to be unknown!

  • Can mortal prayers ensure immortal happiness?

  • Society, that first of blessings, brings with it evils death only can cure.

Sophia Lee, English novelist, playwright

(1750 - 1824)