Edith Wharton quote about reason from The Age of Innocence - She gave so many reasons that I've forgotten them all.
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She gave so many reasons that I've forgotten them all.
 Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence (1920). copy citation

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Author Edith Wharton
Source The Age of Innocence
Topic reason excess
Date 1920
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/541/541-h/541-h.htm

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“A day or two later, on responding to a summons from Mrs. Manson Mingott, his soul had been more deeply tried.
He had found the old lady depressed and querulous.
"You know she's deserted me?" she began at once; and without waiting for his reply: "Oh, don't ask me why! She gave so many reasons that I've forgotten them all. My private belief is that she couldn't face the boredom. At any rate that's what Augusta and my daughters-in-law think. And I don't know that I altogether blame her. Olenski's a finished scoundrel; but life with him must have been a good deal gayer than it is in Fifth Avenue.” source

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