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

- Catherine Helen Spence

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In this quote, Catherine Helen Spence is reviewing her life and exposing that she had actually just gotten two propositions of marriage. Nevertheless, she chose to reject both of them. This declaration recommends that Spence was a strong and independent woman who was not happy to go for just any marriage proposition. She valued her own firm and was not afraid to break social norms and expectations. This quote also highlights the minimal choices offered to females throughout Spence's time, as she just got two offers regardless of possibly having more suitors. Overall, this quote showcases Spence's decision to live life on her own terms and not conform to traditional expectations.

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Catherine Helen Spence This quote is written / told by Catherine Helen Spence between October 31, 1825 and April 3, 1910. She was a famous Author from Australia. The author also have 19 other quotes.

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