Category Archives: Miss Taylor – Mrs. Weston

No lasting blunder

“Where shall we see a better daughter or a kinder sister or a truer friend? . . . She will make no lasting blunder; where Emma errs once, she is in the right a hundred times.” Such words of praise … Continue reading

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Loveliness itself

[Mrs. Weston]  “She is loveliness itself.  Mr. Knightley, is not she?” “I have not a fault to find with her person,” he replied.  “I think her all you describe.  I love to look at her; and I will add this … Continue reading

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Emma’s reading lists

I love this little bit: “Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old.  I have seen a great many  lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read … Continue reading

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Always disagreeable

One of my dear friends was married this weekend, in a lovely tiny old church with a Gregorian choir.  Here, tongue in cheek of course, are Mr. Woodhouse’s thoughts on marriage: “Matrimony, as the origin of change, was always disagreeable; … Continue reading

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