Jane Austen quote about happiness from Persuasion - I must learn to brook being happier than I deserve.
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I must learn to brook being happier than I deserve.
 Jane Austen, Persuasion (1816). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Persuasion
Topic happiness merit
Date 1816
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/105/105-h/105-h.htm

Context

“I have been used to the gratification of believing myself to earn every blessing that I enjoyed. I have valued myself on honourable toils and just rewards. Like other great men under reverses," he added, with a smile. "I must endeavour to subdue my mind to my fortune. I must learn to brook being happier than I deserve."
Chapter 24 Who can be in doubt of what followed? When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort.” source

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