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Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott were born within four years of each other , in
1775 and 1771 respectively , but though ... While Miss Austen was delineating
the restricted life of a provincial lady , Scott , taking eight hundred years of Scots ...
Yet those most attached to Miss Austen ' s novels have usually preferred the later
ones , Mansfield Park , Emma , and Persuasion , which were written after an
interval of more than ten years . During that long silence , the reason for which we
Incidentally , Miss Bates , the garrulous , woolly - minded spinster , is an excellent
example of Miss Austen ' s use of the minor character . Miss Bates rambles on ,
innocent and silly , almost in stream - of - consciousness fashion ; but she ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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