Quotes by Emily Eden

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At last, there came the joyful whisper, “a fine boy,” perhaps the only moment of a fine boy’s existence in which his presence is more agreeable than his absence.

If in the whole course of a woman's sensitive life there is one moment of happiness more keen, blissful, bright, than another, it is that in which the husband of her choice thanks her for his firstborn child.
There is nothing so catching as refinement ….
What could be more absurd than to assemble a crowd to witness a man and a woman promising to love each other for the rest of their lives, when we know what human creatures are—men so thoroughly selfish and unprincipled, women so vain and frivolous?