Jane Austen quote about time from Mansfield Park - Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
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Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
 Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814). copy citation

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

Context

“I know nothing of your furlongs, but I am sure it is a very long wood, and that we have been winding in and out ever since we came into it; and therefore, when I say that we have walked a mile in it, I must speak within compass.»
«We have been exactly a quarter of an hour here,» said Edmund, taking out his watch. «Do you think we are walking four miles an hour?»
«Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.»
A few steps farther brought them out at the bottom of the very walk they had been talking of; and standing back, well shaded and sheltered, and looking over a ha-ha into the park, was a comfortable-sized bench, on which they all sat down.” source

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