Jane Austen quote about brothers from Mansfield Park - What strange creatures brothers are!
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What strange creatures brothers are!
 Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814). copy citation

Author Jane Austen
Source Mansfield Park
Topic brothers siblings
Date 1814
Language English
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/141/141-h/141-h.htm


“«If I write, I will say whatever you wish me; but I do not, at present, foresee any occasion for writing.»
«No, I dare say, nor if he were to be gone a twelvemonth, would you ever write to him, nor he to you, if it could be helped. The occasion would never be foreseen. What strange creatures brothers are! You would not write to each other but upon the most urgent necessity in the world; and when obliged to take up the pen to say that such a horse is ill, or such a relation dead, it is done in the fewest possible words.” source

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