Category Archives: Flirting

Tease him

“Teaze him — laugh at him. — Intimate as you are, you must know how it is to be done.”

Elizabeth to Miss Bingley, re: Darcy  (How dare she!)

Pride and Prejudice, Vol. 1, Ch. 11

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An agreable flirt

“There is something about him that rather interests me, a sort of sauciness . . . he may be an agreable [sic] flirt. There is exquisite pleasure in subduing an insolent spirit, in making a person pre-determined to dislike, acknowledge one’s superiority.”

Lady Susan of Mrs. Vernon’s brother
Lady Susan, letter 7


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Animated fooleries

” . . . there I was, & my Cousin George was very kind & talked sense to me every now & then in the intervals of his more animated fooleries with Miss Bendish, who is very young & rather handsome . . .”

letter to Cassandra, about a morning engagement in Bath
April 21, 1805 [44]

Not much here in this quote, but I love that phrase, “animated fooleries.”¬† This pic is my favorite tea room in Bath, the Bath Bun (across from Sally Lunn’s).

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Dear Lydia…

“Have you seen any pleasant men? Have you had any flirting?”

Lydia Bennet
Pride and Prejudice, volume 2, chapter 16

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