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Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
no one who had ever seen catherine morland in her infancy
would have supposed her born to be an heroine her situation in
life the character of her father and mother her own person and
disposition were all equally against her her father was a
clergyman without being neglected or poor and a very
respectable man though his name was richard and he had never
been handsome he had a considerable independence besides two
good livings and he was not in the least addicted to locking up
his daughters her mother was a woman of useful plain sense
with a good temper and, what is more remarkable with a good
This border is based on an illustration by C. E. Brock for Northanger Abbey
Source:"The C. E. Brock Illustrations of Northanger Abbey"