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Her charming daughter

“I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence, would be adorned by her. — These are the kind of little things which please her ladyship, and it is a sort of attention which I conceive myself peculiarly bound to pay.”

Mr. Collins

Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 14

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Flattery, my dear…

“Emma knows I never flatter her.”

Mr. Knightley, to Mr. Woodhouse
Emma, volume 1, chapter 1

I’m just re-reading chapter 1 in Emma and realizing how many hints Austen gave us.



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