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Emma

Emma

by Jane Austen

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

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Quote #10

I would much rather have been merry than wise. (30.18)

Emma’s statement is a bit out of character – she prides herself on her wit. Perhaps Frank’s influence affects her statement here.

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