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Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders


by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders Society and Class Quotes

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Quote #10

I thought our mutual misfortunes had been such as were sufficient to reconcile us both to quitting this part of the world, and living where nobody could upbraid us with what was past, or we be in any dread of a prison, and without agonies of a condemned hole to drive us to it; this where we should look back on all our past disasters with infinite satisfaction, when we should consider that our enemies should entirely forget us, and that we should live as new people in a new world, nobody having anything to say to us, or we to them. (1114)

"New people," a "new world," and a new start. Sounds like a plan. With enough money, Moll can be anything she wants to be in America. With no past, and no familiar faces, Moll and Lancashire are not held back by their social positions.

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