• When young people are too rigidly sequestered from [the world], their lively and romantic imaginations paint it to them as a paradise of which they have been beguiled; but when they are shown it properly, and in due time, they see it such as it really is, equally shared by pain and pleasure, hope and disappointment.

    Fanny Burney (2011). “Evelina: Or, the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World”, p.22, The Floating Press