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Happy birthday, Ann Radcliffe!

Happy birthday to the mother of the Gothic, Ann Radcliffe (9 July, 1764 – 7 February, 1823).

Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe

“A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. Store it with ideas, teach it the pleasure of thinking; and the temptations of the world without, will be counteracted by the gratifications derived from the world within.”
― Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)



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Jul. 9th, 2015 01:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, what an amazing quote! I am tempted to print it out and put it on my wall, above my desk/books!
Jul. 13th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great? I'm glad you like it, too! Radcliffe was incredible.
Jul. 9th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
And wouldn't she have loved the Internet! )-:
Jul. 13th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
Woe! :-(
Jul. 12th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
Jul. 13th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, how fabulous! Thank you! :)
Jul. 14th, 2015 07:23 am (UTC)
You are very welcome :-)
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