Jane Austen quote about writing from Pride and Prejudice - A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
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A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (28 January 1813). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Pride and Prejudice
Topic writing letter
Date 28 January 1813
Language English
Reference ISBN 9780674049161
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/1342-h/1342-h.htm

Context

“it is of no consequence. I shall see her in January. But do you always write such charming long letters to her, Mr. Darcy?"
"They are generally long; but whether always charming it is not for me to determine."
"It is a rule with me, that a person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill."
"That will not do for a compliment to Darcy, Caroline," cried her brother, "because he does not write with ease. He studies too much for words of four syllables. Do not you, Darcy?"
"My style of writing is very different from yours."” source

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