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Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders


by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders Quotes

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Women and Femininity Quotes

However it was, this they all agree in, that my mother pleaded her belly, and being found quick with child, she was respited for about seven months. (6)

Sex Quotes

After he had thus baited his hook, and found easily enough the method how to lay it in my way, he played an opener game; and one day, going by his sister's chamber when I was there, doing something...

Wealth Quotes

"Why, what can you earn?" says she; "what can you get at your work?""Threepence," said I, "when I spin, and fourpence when I work plain work.""Alas! poor gentlewoman," said she again, laughing, "wh...

Criminality Quotes

All the exploits of this lady of fame, in her depredations upon mankind, stand as so many warnings to honest people to beware of them, intimating to them by what methods innocent people are drawn i...

Identity Quotes

The author is here supposed to be writing her own history, and in the very beginning of her account she gives the reasons why she thinks fit to conceal her true name, after which there is no occasi...

Society and Class Quotes

In the provision they made for me, it was my good hap to be put to nurse, as they call it, to a woman who was indeed poor but had been in better circumstances, and who got a little livelihood by ta...

Morality and Ethics Quotes

What is left 'tis hoped will not offend the chastest reader or the modest hearer; and as the best use is made even of the worst story, the moral 'tis hoped will keep the reader serious, even where...

Authorship Quotes

The world is so taken up of late with novels and romances, that it will be hard for a private history to be taken for genuine, where the names and other circumstances of the person are concealed, a...

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