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Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.

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Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen (June 7, 1899 February 22, 1973) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer. Bowen was born in Dublin but when her father became mentally ill in 1907, she and her mother moved to London. After her mother died in 1912, Bowen was brought up by her aunts.

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