We cannot judge either of the feelings of the character of men with perfect accuracy, from their actions or their appearance in public; it is from their careless conversation, their half-finished sentences, that we may hope with the greatest probability of success to discover their real characters.

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Original Citation

Edgeworth, Maria. Castle Rackrent. London: J. Johnson, 1800, preface.

Current Citation

Edgeworth, Maria. Castle Rackrent, edited by Ryan Twomey. W. W. Norton & Company, 2014, preface.