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Maria Merryweather Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from Maria Merryweather
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“Humanity can be roughly divided into three sorts of people- those who find comfort in literature, those who find comfort in personal adornment, and those who find comfort in food; and Miss Heliotrope, Maria, and Wiggins were typical representatives of their own sort of people.”
Elizabeth Goudge
author
The Little White Horse
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Maria Merryweather
Miss Jane Heliotrope
Wiggins
characters
food
reading
humanity
adornments
comforts
character traits
concepts
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“Maria was one of your true aristocrats; the perfection of the hidden things was even more important to her than the outward show.”
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“She could only wait. But she was not idle while she waited, because she was holding herself in readiness for whatever it was that she would have to do.”
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“Maria, though decidedly vain and much too inquisitive, was possessed of the fine qualities of honour and courage and fastidiousness, and Miss Heliotrope was entirely made of love and patience.”
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“She was trying not to be frightened in her mind, and she found that that sort of waiting and thinking really keep a person quite busy.”
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″...And for a fleeting instant, at the far end of a glade, she thought she saw a little white horse with flowing mane and tail, head raised, poised, halted in mid-flight, as though it had seen her and was glad.”
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″...she herself had been whipped for her peccadilloes within an inch of her life, Miss Heliotrope caring now not two hoots whether Maria liked her or not, if only she could make the child a fine and noble woman. This is true love and Maria had known it;”

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