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Jane Porter

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Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.

— Jane Porter

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The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.

— Jane Porter

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The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under your cudgel; but should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you.

— Jane Porter

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Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame.

— Jane Porter

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Porter also contributed to various periodicals. Said[who?] to rise at four in the morning in order to read and write Jane Porter read the whole of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene while still a child. Tall and beautiful as Jane Porter grew up her grave and preoccupied air earned her the nickname 'La Penserosa' possibly a reference recalling the poem Il Penseroso by John Milton meaning 'a brooding or melancholy person or personality'.

Jane Porter is also the name of the romantic interest of Tarzan in the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jane Porter (17 January 1776 – 24 May 1850) was a Scottish historical novelist and dramatist.

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