The novelist Elizabeth Gaskell died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Victorian novelist known for such socially-themed works as Mary Barton, Cranford, and Sylvia’s Lovers. She also published an 1857 biography of author Charlotte Bronte.
In 1832, she married William Gaskell, with whom she subsequently had five children.
My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
I’ll not listen to reason… reason always means what someone else has got to say.