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'A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.'

'Elegance is inferior to virtue.'

'I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves'

'Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos'

'It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason'

'It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.'

'Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.'

'My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free'

Born in Kings Cross, London
Died in Bournemouth, Dorset
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The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn. - Robert Burns
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Richard the Lionheart Captured - 1192, A draw in the General Election - both sides get 272 seats - 1910, Harry Ramsden opens 1st Fish and Chip Shop - 1928, Greatest Underground Fire in History - 1984
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