JANE AUSTEN MEME:
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And at that moment she felt that to be mistress of Pemberley might be something!
"… each of us has the plague within him; no one, no one on earth is free of it. And I know, too, that we must keep endless watch on ourselves lest in a careless moment we breathe in somebody’s face and fasten the infection on him. What’s natural is microbe. All the rest - health, integrity, purity (if you like) - is a product of human will, of a vigilance that must never falter. The good man, the man who infects hardly anyone, is the man who has the fewest lapses. Yes, Rieux, it’s a wearying business, being plague-stricken. But it’s still more wearying to refuse to be it. That’s why everybody in the world today looks so tired; everyone is more or less sick of plague. But that is also why some of us, those who want to get the plague out of their systems, feel such desperate weariness, a weariness from which nothing remains to set us free except death." - Albert Camus, The Plague