Jane Austen quote about speech from Sense and Sensibility - I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly.
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I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly.
 Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Sense and Sensibility
Topic speech action
Date 1811
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21839/21839-h/21839-h.htm

Context

“"I want no proof of their affection," said Elinor; "but of their engagement I do."
"I am perfectly satisfied of both."
"Yet not a syllable has been said to you on the subject, by either of them."
"I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly. Has not his behaviour to Marianne and to all of us, for at least the last fortnight, declared that he loved and considered her as his future wife, and that he felt for us the attachment of the nearest relation?” source

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