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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Shyness

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

1811

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2018-12-06

"I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness. I have frequently thought that I must have been intended by nature to be fond of low company, I am so little at my ease among strangers of gentility!" - Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)