William Makepeace Thackeray quote about love from Vanity Fair - the affection of young ladies is of as rapid growth as Jack's bean-stalk, and reaches up to the sky in a night.
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the affection of young ladies is of as rapid growth as Jack's bean-stalk, and reaches up to the sky in a night.
 William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1847). copy citation

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Author William Makepeace Thackeray
Source Vanity Fair
Topic love women enthusiasm
Date 1847
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/599/599-h/599-h.htm

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“She had, too, in the course of this few days' constant intercourse, warmed into a most tender friendship for Rebecca, and discovered a million of virtues and amiable qualities in her which she had not perceived when they were at Chiswick together. For the affection of young ladies is of as rapid growth as Jack's bean-stalk, and reaches up to the sky in a night. It is no blame to them that after marriage this Sehnsucht nach der Liebe subsides. It is what sentimentalists, who deal in very big words, call a yearning after the Ideal, and simply means that women are commonly not satisfied until they have husbands and children on whom they may centre affections, which are spent elsewhere, as it were, in small change.” source

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