Jane Austen quote about age from Persuasion - Anne hoped she had outlived the age of blushing; but the age of emotion she certainly had not.
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Anne hoped she had outlived the age of blushing; but the age of emotion she certainly had not.
 Jane Austen, Persuasion (1816). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Persuasion
Topic age emotion blushing
Date 1816
Language English
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“She was quite easy on that head, and consequently full of strength and courage, till for a moment electrified by Mrs Croft's suddenly saying,—
"It was you, and not your sister, I find, that my brother had the pleasure of being acquainted with, when he was in this country."
Anne hoped she had outlived the age of blushing; but the age of emotion she certainly had not.
"Perhaps you may not have heard that he is married?" added Mrs Croft.
She could now answer as she ought; and was happy to feel, when Mrs Croft's next words explained it to be Mr Wentworth of whom she spoke, that she had said nothing which might not do for either brother.” source

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