Jane Austen quote about love from Pride and Prejudice - I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love
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I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic love food poetry
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/1342-h/1342-h.htm

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"And so ended his affection," said Elizabeth impatiently. "There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!"
"I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love," said Darcy.
"Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away."” source

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