Jane Austen quote about gift from Northanger Abbey - beware how you give your heart.
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beware how you give your heart.
 Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (1817). copy citation

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Author Jane Austen
Source Northanger Abbey
Topic gift heart wariness
Date 1817
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/121/121-h/121-h.htm

Context

“I cannot understand even now what she would be at, for there could be no need of my being played off to make her secure of Tilney. We parted at last by mutual consent—happy for me had we never met! I can never expect to know such another woman! Dearest Catherine, beware how you give your heart.
«Believe me,» &c.
Catherine had not read three lines before her sudden change of countenance, and short exclamations of sorrowing wonder, declared her to be receiving unpleasant news; and Henry, earnestly watching her through the whole letter, saw plainly that it ended no better than it began.” source

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