Jane Austen quote about silence from Mansfield Park - Let us have the luxury of silence.
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Let us have the luxury of silence.
 Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814). copy citation

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


“His mind was fagged, and her happiness sprung from being the friend with whom it could find repose. «I am worn out with civility,» said he. «I have been talking incessantly all night, and with nothing to say. But with you, Fanny, there may be peace. You will not want to be talked to. Let us have the luxury of silence.» Fanny would hardly even speak her agreement. A weariness, arising probably, in great measure, from the same feelings which he had acknowledged in the morning, was peculiarly to be respected, and they went down their two dances together with such sober tranquillity as might satisfy any looker-on that Sir Thomas had been bringing up no wife for his younger son.” source

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