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Jane Austen Quote of the Day

A riddle from a youthful Jane Austen:

You may lie on my first, by the side of a stream,
And my second compose to the Nymph you adore
But if when you've none of my whole, her esteem
And affection diminish, think of her no more.
[ Answer: banknotes]

From Selwyn, D. Ed, The Poetry of Jane Austen and the Austen Family Iowa City: U. of Iowa Press, 1997

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