Charles Dickens Quote
"A child!" said Edith, looking at her. "When was I a child? What childhood did you ever leave to me? I was a woman - artful, designing, mercenary, laying snares for men - before I knew myself, or you, or even understood the base and wretched aim of every new display I learnt. You gave birth to a woman. Look upon her. She is in her pride tonight."
The works of Charles Dickens. Household ed. [22 vols. Orig. issued in monthly parts]. (ed. 1871)