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Maria Edgeworth

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Man is to be held only by the slightest chains; with the idea that he can break them at pleasure, he submits to them in sport.
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Letters for Literary Ladies (1795), "Julia and Caroline", Letter 1; Tales and Novels, vol. 13, p. 225.

 
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