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Elizabeth Gaskell

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How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly.

— Elizabeth Gaskell

#judgement #right #right

Oh, Mr. Thornton, I am not good enough!' 'Not good enough! Don't mock my own deep feeling of unworthiness.

— Elizabeth Gaskell


Margaret was not a ready lover, but where she loved she loved passionately, and with no small degree of jealousy.

— Elizabeth Gaskell

#love #jealousy

There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger.

— Elizabeth Gaskell

#anger #betrayal #father-and-son #love #parent-and-child

I'll not listen to reason... reason always means what someone else has got to say.

— Elizabeth Gaskell

#else #got #i #listen #means

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.

— Elizabeth Gaskell

#action #advisor #become #cease #desire

He shrank from hearing Margaret's very name mentioned; he, while he blamed her--while he was jealous of her--while he renounced her--he loved her sorely, in spite of himself.

— Elizabeth Gaskell


I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is, even at the worst time of all, when I had no hope of ever calling her mine...

— Elizabeth Gaskell

#love #love

Loyalty and obedience to wisdom and justice are fine; but it is still finer to defy arbitrary power, unjustly and cruelly used--not on behalf of ourselves, but on behalf of others more helpless.

— Elizabeth Gaskell


Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occassion for sport- there is lace at stake!" (Ms. Pole)

— Elizabeth Gaskell

#humor #lace #wardrobe #humor

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Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society including the very poor and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell née Stevenson (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865) often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era.

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