„And this is woman's fate:
All her affections are called into life
By winning flatteries, and then thrown back
Upon themselves to perish; and her heart,
Her trusting heart, filled with weak tenderness,
Is left to bleed or break!“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon, The Castilian Nuptuals from The London Literary Gazette (28th September 1822) Poetical Sketches. 3rd series - Sketch the Fourth
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Letitia Elizabeth Landon
poetisa e romancista inglesa 1802 - 1838
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