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10 Famous Quotes by Catherine Helen Spence
10/31/1825 - 4/3/1910
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A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.

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After the break up of the municipality and the loss of his income my father lost health and spirits.

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Although my mother had the greatest love for Sir Walter Scott, and the highest appreciation of his poems and novels, she never liked Melrose.

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As we grew to love South Australia, we felt that we were in an expanding society, still feeling the bond to the motherland, but eager to develop a perfect society, in the land of our adoption.

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But more important than all this was the fact that we took hold of the growth and development of South Australia, and identified ourselves with it.

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Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive.

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Even before the discovery of copper South Australia had turned the corner.

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I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman at the head of the school which I attended from the age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half, was a born teacher in advance of her own times.

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I had learned what wealth was, and a great deal about production and exchange for myself in the early history of South Australia - of the value of machinery, of roads and bridges, and of ports for transport and export.

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I had only two offers of marriage in my life, and I refused both.

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