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Quote Quiz
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by William Phillips, GCR Deputy Coordinator

Today's Quote

My dear Aunt Cassandra,

Papa is much obliged to you for ordering the scrubby firs to be cut down; I think he was rather frightened at first about the great oak. Fanny quite believed it, for she exclaimed 'Dear me, what a pity, how could they be so stupid!'

Letter to Cassandra from her niece Elizabeth Knight, included in a letter from Jane October 21st 1813, which begins, "I think Lizzy's letter will entertain you."

Today's quote might remind Austen readers of an occasion in one of the novels when a woman in Austen is concerned about the possible cutting down of trees. Which of the following is such a "concerned" character?

Catherine in Northanger Abbey
Anne in Persuasion
Harriet in Emma
Fanny in Mansfield Park